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The Resource A terrible beauty : the wilderness of American literature, Jonah Raskin

A terrible beauty : the wilderness of American literature, Jonah Raskin

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A terrible beauty : the wilderness of American literature
Title
A terrible beauty
Title remainder
the wilderness of American literature
Statement of responsibility
Jonah Raskin
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Shortly before he published Walden; or Life in the Woods, Henry David Thoreau called "The library a wilderness of books." He also noted that while Americans were "clearing the forest in our westward progress, we are accumulating a forest of books in our rear, as wild and unexplored as any of nature's primitive wildernesses." In A Terrible Beauty: The Wilderness of American Literature, Jonah Raskin takes a long close look at the forest of books that poets, novelists and essayists mapped and explored before and after Thoreau. The first work of cultural criticism to look back at writing in the United States from the perspective of the contemporary environmental crisis, Raskin offers insights for students, teachers and lovers of literature as well as for backpackers and hikers who have trekked across untrammeled forests, deserts and mountains
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1942-
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Raskin, Jonah
Dewey number
810.9
Index
index present
LC call number
PS88
LC item number
.R37 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Environmentalism in literature
  • Wilderness areas in literature
  • Wilderness areas
  • American literature
  • Environmentalism in literature
  • Wilderness areas
  • Wilderness areas in literature
  • United States
Label
A terrible beauty : the wilderness of American literature, Jonah Raskin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Allegorical: Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville & John Muir
  • Coquette: Emily Dickinson
  • Satirical: Mark Twain
  • Twentieth century & beyond: Jack London, Mary Austin, Willa Cather & F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Ah, wilderness
  • Explorers & colonists: Sebastian Cabot, Henry Hudson, Robert Juet & William Bradford
  • Puritans: Roger Williams, Mary Rowlandson, Cotton Mather & William Faulkner
  • Revolutionaries: Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, J. Hector Crevecoueur, Philip Freneau & Washington Irving
  • Continental: Meriwether Lewis, William Clark & Sacagawea
  • Pioneers: James Fenimore Cooper's wild literary ride
  • Pale faces & redskins: Robert Baird, Catharine Sedgwick & Lydia Maria Child
  • Radicals: Margaret Fuller & Henry David Thoreau
Control code
ocn891610263
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
366 pages
Isbn
9781587902789
Lccn
2014942514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)891610263
Label
A terrible beauty : the wilderness of American literature, Jonah Raskin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Allegorical: Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville & John Muir
  • Coquette: Emily Dickinson
  • Satirical: Mark Twain
  • Twentieth century & beyond: Jack London, Mary Austin, Willa Cather & F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Ah, wilderness
  • Explorers & colonists: Sebastian Cabot, Henry Hudson, Robert Juet & William Bradford
  • Puritans: Roger Williams, Mary Rowlandson, Cotton Mather & William Faulkner
  • Revolutionaries: Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, J. Hector Crevecoueur, Philip Freneau & Washington Irving
  • Continental: Meriwether Lewis, William Clark & Sacagawea
  • Pioneers: James Fenimore Cooper's wild literary ride
  • Pale faces & redskins: Robert Baird, Catharine Sedgwick & Lydia Maria Child
  • Radicals: Margaret Fuller & Henry David Thoreau
Control code
ocn891610263
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
366 pages
Isbn
9781587902789
Lccn
2014942514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)891610263

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