By Lee Rozelle
In the nineteenth century, Rozelle argues, Isabella chicken and Edgar Allan Poe represented the western desolate tract as culturally developed and idealized landscapes. Gardens, forests, and frontiers are conceptual frameworks that both misrepresent or uphold ecological house. Modernists like Nathanael West and William Carlos Williams, nevertheless, painting city house as both wastelands or legendary city gardens. A bankruptcy on Charles W. Chesnutt and Rebecca Harding Davis analyzes a brand new breed of literary eco-advocate, instructing and surprising mainstream readers via depictions of ecological catastrophe. A later bankruptcy probes the writings of Edward Abbey and the Unabomber Manifesto to delve into the chic dimensions of environmental activism, monkey-wrenching, and eco-terrorism.
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