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Writing for an Endangered World: Literature, Culture, and Environment in the US and Beyond

By: Lawrence Buell

384 pages, 1 tab

Harvard University Press

Paperback | Sep 2003 | #142367 | ISBN: 0674012321
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Hardback | Dec 2001 | #119444 | ISBN: 0674004493
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Offers a conception of the physical environment - whether built or natural - as simultaneously found and constructed, and treats imaginative representations of it as acts of both discovery and invention.

Author of the widely influential The Environmental Imagination, Buell is a major figure in contemporary ecocriticism. Here, in broadening the scope of his earlier book, Buell blurs the usual distinction between natural and built environments. Exploring how a variety of texts imagine urban, rural, ocean, and desert places, he convincingly argues that literary imagination is powerfully shaped by--and shapes--a single, complex environment that is both found and constructed...Buell's book is important: it points ecocriticism in profoundly new and welcome directions. -- W. Conlogue Choice 20011101

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Lawrence Buell is Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature at Harvard University.

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