Environmental evasion : the literary, critical, and cultural politics of "Nature's Nation" /

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Willis, Lloyd, 1978-
Format: eBook
Published: Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, [2011]
Online Access:Connect to the full text of this electronic book
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: American literature and environmental politics. Chapter 1: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and the formation of American literature's core environmental values
  • Chapter 2: James Fenimore Cooper, canon formation, and American literature's erasure of environmental anxiety
  • Chapter 3: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and the American canon's erasure of material nature
  • Chapter 4: Willa Cather and John Steinbeck, environmental schizophrenia and monstrous ecology
  • Chapter 5: Zora Neale Hurston, the power of Harlem, and the promise of Florida
  • Afterword: Ernest Hemingway, and American literature's legacy of environmental disengagement.