Beyond Romantic Ecocriticism: Toward Urbanatural Roosting




Author: Ashton Nichols
Type: eBook
Date Released: 2011
Format: pdf
Language: English
Page Count: 255
Isbn10 Code: 0230102670
Isbn13 Code: 9780230102675


Review "With this lyrical, insightful book on urbanature (emphasis on the first syllable), Nichols (Dickinson College) makes a significant contribution to the evolving field of eco-criticism and to the prestigious "Nineteenth-Century Major Lives and Letters" series. Nichols inches toward the interdisciplinary by including architecture, natural history, cultural studies, and evolutionary biology within the purview of literary studies . . . Combining literary, anecdotal, and philosophical perspectives, this invaluable book crossbreeds political, spiritual, scientific, and aesthetic elements within the outworn dichotomy of town and country. Summing Up: Essential."--Choice"At the heart of the book is a vision, at once intellectual, spiritual, and pragmatic, of humans as fundamentally part of the natural world, together with a belief that to establish an