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Sharp Eyes

Author : Charlotte Zoë Walker
ISBN : 0815606370
Genre : Literary Collections
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John Burroughs combined scientific observation with poetic spirit in his nature writing. This collection of essays explores Burrough's life and character, as well as his role as a writer and his relationships with contemporaries including Whitman, Thoreau, Emerson and Muir.

The Writings Of John Burroughs The Light Of Day

Author : John Burroughs
ISBN : UOM:39015066051312
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John Burroughs And The Place Of Nature

Author : James Perrin Warren
ISBN : 0820330817
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This study situates John Burroughs, together with John Muir and Theodore Roosevelt, as one of a trinity of thinkers who, between the Civil War and World War I, defined and secured a place for nature in mainstream American culture. Though not as well known today, Burroughs was the most popular American nature writer of his time. Prolific and consistent, he published scores of essays in influential large-circulation magazines and was often compared to Thoreau. Unlike Thoreau, however, whose reputation grew posthumously, Burroughs wasa celebrity during his lifetime: he wrote more than thirty books, enjoyed a continual high level of visibility, and saw his work taught widely in public schools. James Perrin Warren shows how Burroughs helped guide urban and suburban middle-class readers “back to nature” during a time of intense industrialization and urbanization. Warren discusses Burroughs’s connections not only to Muir and Roosevelt but also to his forebears Emerson, Thoreau, and Whitman. By tracing the complex philosophical, creative, and temperamental lineage of these six giants, Warren shows how, in their friendships and rivalries, Burroughs, Muir, and Roosevelt made the high literary romanticism of Emerson, Thoreau, and Whitman relevant to late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Americans. At the same time, Warren offers insights into the rise of the nature essay as a genre, the role of popular magazines as shapers and conveyors of public values, and the dynamism of place in terms of such opposed concepts as retreat and engagement, nature and culture, and wilderness and civilization. Because Warren draws on Burroughs’s personal, critical, and philosophical writings as well as his better-known narrative essays, readers will come away with a more informed sense of Burroughs as a literary naturalist and a major early practitioner of ecocriticism. John Burroughs and the Place of Nature helps extend the map of America’s cultural landscape during the period 1870-1920 by recovering an unfairly neglected practitioner of one of his era’s most effective forces for change: nature writing.

The Complete Nature Writings Of John Burroughs

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ISBN : UCR:31210011976824
Genre : Natural history
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The Writings Of John Burroughs

Author : John Burroughs
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The New Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture

Author : M. Thomas Inge
ISBN : 9781469616643
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Offering a comprehensive view of the South's literary landscape, past and present, this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates the region's ever-flourishing literary culture and recognizes the ongoing evolution of the southern literary canon. As new writers draw upon and reshape previous traditions, southern literature has broadened and deepened its connections not just to the American literary mainstream but also to world literatures--a development thoughtfully explored in the essays here. Greatly expanding the content of the literature section in the original Encyclopedia, this volume includes 31 thematic essays addressing major genres of literature; theoretical categories, such as regionalism, the southern gothic, and agrarianism; and themes in southern writing, such as food, religion, and sexuality. Most striking is the fivefold increase in the number of biographical entries, which introduce southern novelists, playwrights, poets, and critics. Special attention is given to contemporary writers and other individuals who have not been widely covered in previous scholarship.

The Writings Of John Burroughs Far And Near C1904

Author : John Burroughs
ISBN : UIUC:30112004029689
Genre : Natural history
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Encyclopedia Of Religion And Nature

Author : Bron Taylor
ISBN : 9781441122780
Genre : Religion
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The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, originally published in 2005, is a landmark work in the burgeoning field of religion and nature. It covers a vast and interdisciplinary range of material, from thinkers to religious traditions and beyond, with clarity and style. Widely praised by reviewers and the recipient of two reference work awards since its publication (see, this new, more affordable version is a must-have book for anyone interested in the manifold and fascinating links between religion and nature, in all their many senses.

The Life And Letters Of John Burroughs

Author : Clara Barrus
ISBN : UVA:X001290083
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The World Of John Burroughs

Author : Edward Kanze
ISBN : UCSC:32106010182902
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From 1870 to 1922, naturalist John Burroughs' writings gathered powerful supporters--from poets to presidents. Already alarmed about the threat of industrialization to the natural world, Burroughs pioneered the conservationist movement. Naturalist Ed Kanze now provides a stunning biography. Family and nature photos, 73 in full color.

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