By Lloyd Willis
How will we reconcile the summary reverence for the wildlife vital to American literary background, starting with Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “Nature,” with over a century and a 1/2 common environmental destruction? Environmental Evasion examines the environmental implications of literary and cultural productions through writers from James Femimore Cooper and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to Willa Cather, John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway, and Zora Neale Hurston. Lloyd Willis provocatively argues that the environmentalist outlooks by means of Cooper and Longfellow have been eclipsed by means of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s summary, imperialist imaginative and prescient of nature. He demonstrates what percentage twentieth century American writers have taken the Emersonian strategy, engaging in a silent yet super strong kind of evasive environmental politics within the ways that they write concerning the wildlife. conscious of the inherent political dimensions of all texts, Environmental Evasion insists at the relevance of environmental historical past and politics to New Americanist ways to the literary canon.
Lloyd Willis is Assistant Professor of English at Lander University.
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Environmental Evasion: The Literary, Critical, and Cultural Politics of "Nature's Nation" by Lloyd Willis