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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 839–841.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Univ. Press . 2013 . xi , 484 pp. Cloth , $35.00 ; paper , $25.00 . Ecopoetics: The Language of Nature, the Nature of Language . By Knickerbocker Scott . Amherst : Univ. of Massachusetts Press . 2012 . x , 203 pp. Cloth , $80.00 ; paper , $26.95 . © 2015 by Duke University Press...
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American Literature (1 June 2005) 77 (2): 411–413.
Published: 01 June 2005
... Hampshire Environmental Renaissance: Emerson, Thoreau, and the Systems of Nature.By Andrew McMurry. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2003. xiii, 269 pp. $39.95. Conserving Words: How American Nature Writers Shaped the Environmental Move- ment. By Daniel J. Philippon. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press...
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American Literature (1 June 2000) 72 (2): 419–420.
Published: 01 June 2000
... Thoreau’s Study of Nature . By Robert Kuhn McGregor. Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press. 1997. xiv, 247 pp. Cloth, $29.95; paper, $16.95. ‘‘What is it asks Robert McGregor in this lucid and accessible study, ‘‘that...
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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 664–665.
Published: 01 September 2000
.... Jerome D. DeNuccio, Graceland University The Poetics of Natural History: From John Bartram to William James. By Christoph Irmscher. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Univ. Press. 1999. xvii, 354 pp. $42.00...
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American Literature (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 219–220.
Published: 01 March 2001
... politics’’ by depicting similar unions between whites and Indians and using the ghostlike imagery to suggest their doomed nature. Bergland also discusses the works of Mary Rowlandson, Charles Brockden Brown, Philip Freneau, Washington Irving, William Apess, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. In a brief...
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American Literature (1 September 2001) 73 (3): 634–635.
Published: 01 September 2001
... issues without descending into jargon or repetition. Susan Kurjiaka, Florida Atlantic University Transcendental Wordplay: America’s Romantic Punsters and the Search for the Lan- guage of Nature. By Michael West. Athens: Ohio Univ. Press. 2000. xxiv, 518 pp. $59.95. Michael West argues in this...
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American Literature (1 September 2001) 73 (3): 635–636.
Published: 01 September 2001
... issues without descending into jargon or repetition. Susan Kurjiaka, Florida Atlantic University Transcendental Wordplay: America’s Romantic Punsters and the Search for the Lan- guage of Nature. By Michael West. Athens: Ohio Univ. Press. 2000. xxiv, 518 pp. $59.95. Michael West argues in this...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 434–435.
Published: 01 June 2001
... (1885), a ferociously nationalist faux-legend, to Maureen Howard’s dazzling 6363 AMERICAN LITERATURE 73:2 / sheet 208 of 232 Natural History (1992). Yet he reserves most respect for realist immigrant accounts. Fanning wears his...
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American Literature (1 December 2001) 73 (4): 893–894.
Published: 01 December 2001
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American Literature (1 September 2006) 78 (3): 648–650.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Dana Phillips Duke University Press 2006 Making Nature Sacred: Literature, Religion, and Environment in America from the Puritans to the Present . By John Gatta. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 2004. xii, 291 pp. Paper, $24.95. Natural Life: Thoreau's Worldly Transcendentalism . By David M...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 353–379.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Matthew A. Taylor Taylor’s essay complicates Simon Estok’s analysis of ecophobia by illustrating, first, that fear of the natural world need not lead to its domination, and second, that ecophilia —ecophobia’s presumptive opposite—represents not a solution to this problem but an extension of the...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 467–470.
Published: 01 June 2003
...- scape. By Stephen Adams. Charlottesville: Univ. of Virginia Press. 2001. xii, 352 pp. Cloth, $55.00; paper, $19.50. Nature’s State: Imagining Alaska as the Last Frontier. By Susan Kollin. Chapel Hill: Univ. of...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 470–472.
Published: 01 June 2003
...- cially clear in Harvey’s chapter on the workings of law in Melville’s Typee. Here, Tommo’s encounters with Polynesia’s landscape, people, and customs— and the conflict between conceptions of natural and socially constructed laws...
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American Literature (1 June 2004) 76 (2): 409–411.
Published: 01 June 2004
... of the secular intellectual. After resigning his pastorate, Emerson visited the Paris Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle, which inspired him to announce in 1833: ‘‘I will be a naturalist On his return to Boston, Emerson delivered his first four public lectures, all on scientific topics, then wrote Nature...
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American Literature (1 March 2007) 79 (1): 179–181.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Timothy Sweet Duke University Press 2007 American Curiosity: Cultures of Natural History in the Colonial British Atlantic World . By Susan Scott Parrish. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2006. xii, 344 pp. $49.95. John Burroughs and the Place of Nature . By James Perrin Warren. Athens...
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American Literature (1 March 2007) 79 (1): 184–186.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Ellen Weinauer Duke University Press 2007 Writing Revolution: Aesthetics and Politics in Hawthorne, Whitman, and Thoreau . By Peter J. Bellis. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2003. vii, 221 pp. $ 39.95. Our Common Dwelling: Henry Thoreau, Transcendentalism, and the Class Politics of Nature . By...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 193.
Published: 01 March 2008
... 2008 General Emerson's Nonlinear Nature . By Christopher J. Windolph. Columbia: Univ. of Missouri Press. 2007. ix, 200 pp. $39.95. Brief Mention Editions Franklin Evans, or the Inebriate: A Tale of the Times. By Walt Whitman. Ed. Christopher Castiglia and Glenn Hendler. Durham, N.C...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 799–830.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Anne Raine This essay reads Stein and Cather's early autobiographical fictions as part of a complex negotiation of the gendered divide between the professionalizing sciences and the feminized field of “nature work.” Intrigued yet unsatisfied by scientific accounts of human consciousness as...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 843–845.
Published: 01 December 2008
... Observers of Nature”: American Women and the Scientific Study of the Natural World, 1820–1885 . By Tina Gianquitto. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2007. xii, 216 pp. Cloth, $59.95; paper, $19.95. Book Reviews The Pilgrim and the Bee: Reading Rituals and Book Culture in Early New England. By Matthew...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 747–773.
Published: 01 December 2009
... discourse helps to explain why the discourse of sexuality shifted at the turn of the century, once heterosexuality was naturalized in the name of reproduction. Questions about human sexuality were soon framed within an evolutionary epistemology that was fundamentally new, but still in transition, at that...