Green Writing: Romanticism and Ecology by James McKusick

Green Writing: Romanticism and Ecology

byJames McKusick

Paperback | January 18, 2011

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This book describes the emergence of ecological understanding among the English Romantic poets, arguing that this new holistic paradigm offered a conceptual and ideological basis for American environmentalism. James C. McKusick reveals the ways in which writers such as Coleridge, Wordsworth, and Blake contributed to the fundamental ideas and core values of the modern environmental movement, and traces their vital influence to the work of Emerson, Thoreau, and Muir.

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James C. McKusick is Professor of English and Dean of The Davidson Honors College at The University of Montana. 
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Title:Green Writing: Romanticism and EcologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:284 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:January 18, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230105610

ISBN - 13:9780230105614

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Table of Contents

Introduction * Coleridge and the Economy of Nature * Wordsworth’s Home at Grasmere * The Ecological Vision of John Clare * The End of Nature: Environmental Apocalypse in William Blake and Mary Shelley * Ralph Waldo Emerson: Writing Nature * Henry David Thoreau: Life in the Woods * John Muir: A Wind-Storm in the Forests * Mary Austin: The Land of Little Rain * Conclusion: Roads Not Taken

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"McKusick provides insight into this transatlantic tradition by combining traditional literary analysis with interdisciplinary environmental history."—Choice

"Green Writing is a splendid and provocative work of socially engaged ecological criticism, offering readers much food for thought."—Romantic Circles Reviews