Ecosublime :

Rozelle, Lee.

Ecosublime : environmental awe and terror from new world to oddworld / Lee Rozelle. - Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c2006. - viii, 134 p. ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [121]-128) and index.

Oceanic terrain : The journal of Julius Rodman and A lady's life in the Rocky Mountains -- "I kin turn you ter a tree" : hybrid identities in The conjure woman and "Life in the iron-mills" -- Ecocritical city : modernist reactions to urban environments in Eliot, Miss Lonelyhearts, and Paterson -- Biocentric assimilation : Salem cigarettes, Field notes, and A timbered choir -- The ozone hole the imagination seeks to fill : theory, exhibition, and White Noise -- Decentralized visions : The green reader, Bearheart, and Parable of the sower -- Sabotage and eco-terror : Edward Abbey, the unabomber manifesto, and Earth first! -- Epilogue : from the sublime to the (eco)absurd : the millennial activist in pop nature. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

"Focusing on a variety of literary works and cultural artifacts, Ecosublime explores 19th-century, modern, postmodern, and millennial texts as they portray the changing ecological face of America." "In each instance, Rozelle finds evidence that the ecosublime - nature experienced as an instance of wonder and fear - profoundly reflects spiritual and political responses to the natural world, America's increasingly anti-ecological trajectory, and the ascendance of a post-natural landscape."--BOOK JACKET.

081731492X (alk. paper)



American literature--History and criticism.
Nature in literature.
Environmental literature--History and criticism.--United States
Conservation of natural resources in literature.
Environmental protection in literature.
Philosophy of nature in literature.
Wilderness areas in literature.
Ecology in literature.

PS163 / .R69 2006


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