Animals in the American classics : how natural history inspired great fiction /

As defined by conservation biologist Thomas Fleishner, natural history is "a practice of intentional, focused receptivity to the more-than-human world, one of the oldest continuous human traditions." Seldom is this idea so clearly reflected as in classic works of American fiction of the ni...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Gruesser, John Cullen, 1959- (Editor), Lutterschmidt, William I. (writer of foreword.)
Format: Book
Published: College Station : Texas A&M University Press, [2022].
Edition:First edition.
Series:Integrative natural history series.
Table of Contents:
  • Foreword, by William I. Lutterschmidt
  • Animal Analogues and the Character of American Wildlife in Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" /William E. Engel
  • "At the same time more and less than a man": The Ourang-Outang in Edgar Allan Poe's "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" / Philip Edward Phillips
  • Insects, Metamorphosis, and Poe's "The Gold-Bug" / Susan Elizabeth Sweeney
  • Whales, Mother Carey's Chickens, and a Heart-Stricken Moose in Herman Melville's MobyDick / Brian Yothers
  • Mark Twain's "Jumping Frog": Cartoon Fantasy and Grim Reality in the Animal Kingdom / John Bird
  • Learning to Think like an Animal: Pragmatism in Jack London's The Call of the Wild / Anthony Reynolds
  • A "Background Never Stated": Mice, Snakes, Dogs, and Rabbits in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men / Barbara A. Heavilin
  • High Water and the Limits of Humanity in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God / Cherene Sherrard-Johnson
  • Faulkner's Animals: Testing the Limits of the Human /
  • Deborah Clarke
  • A Natural History of the Blue Marlin in Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea / Susan F. Beegel
  • Mad Dogs and Maycomb: Harper Lee's Guide to an Ambiguous South in To Kill a Mockingbird / Robert Donahoo
  • Gatelamps to Another World: Seeing the Animal in Cormac McCarthy / Stacey Peebles
  • Contributors.