A terrible beauty: the Wilderness of American Literature

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[2014]
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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.
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subject_facet American literature, American literature -- History and criticism, Criticism, interpretation, etc, Electronic books, Environmentalism in literature, LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General, United States, Wilderness areas, Wilderness areas -- United States, Wilderness areas in literature
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