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Pilgrims To The Wild

Pilgrims To The Wild
 

Pilgrims to the Wild is a survey of American writers who have responded to their encounters with the natural world. Ranging in its treatment from Thoreau's important but neglected essay, 'Walking, ' to the exuberant letters of the young artist Everett Ruess (who disappeared in th... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780874804126
Barcode 9780874804126
Published 30 January 2002 by Inbooks
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By O'Grady, John P.
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ISBN-13 9780874804126
ISBN-10 0874804124
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Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Inbooks
Imprint University of Utah Press,U.S.
Publication Date 30 January 2002
International Publication Date 15 January 2002
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By O'Grady, John P.
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Literature: History & Criticism
Literary Studies: General
Number of Pages 186
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 13mm
Weight 295g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress American prose literature - History and criticism., Naturalists - United States - Biography - History and criticism., Authors, American - Biography - History and criticism.
NBS Text Literary Studies: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 818.08
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Pilgrims to the Wild is a survey of American writers who have responded to their encounters with the natural world. Ranging in its treatment from Thoreau's important but neglected essay, 'Walking, ' to the exuberant letters of the young artist Everett Ruess (who disappeared in the Escalante canyonlands), this is a broadly based exploration that brings to bear Eastern and Western classical philosophy, as well as contemporary critical theory, on a distinctive tradition of American Writing--those works concerned with the human relationship to the nonhuman world.In addition to offering a fresh interpretation of classic authors such a Thoreau and Muir, this book introduces readers to the less widely known but equally fascinating writers Clarence King and Mary Austin.

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NZ Review An exceptional book. Unlike many recent contributions to the burgeoning scholarship on nature writing, this study remains liberated from the customary preoccupation with attempting to define genre or canon. Instead, the book is effectively focused around the psychological, emotional, and literary effects of human encounters with the wilderness. Readers...who come to the book with genuine interest in a literature that both mediates and expresses the human encounter with wilderness will be impressed with John O'Grady's accomplishment in Pilgrims to the Wild. -- Nineteenth-Century Prose

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