Ecocriticism explores the ways in which we imagine and portray the relationship between humans and the environment in all areas of cultural production, from. This text is one of the first introductory guides to the field of literary ecological criticism. It is the ideal handbook for all students new to the disciplines of literature. Ecocriticism has ratings and 31 reviews. Ariya said: I had been dodging around this book for several months, and able to finish it by the end of the.
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I am not denying the importance of this book nor the superior style the boo This is the first book that I have finished reading on ecocriticism; not being able to understand the main idea of the book was the reason why I was putting off posting a review on it. Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces I found it intense; idea follows idea in quick succession so that just when you think you have read something profound yet another profundity Not a book for the casual reader, this is an academic work.
There are a lot of literary examples that obscure the more important concepts. This was honestly pretty messy. By reviewing the various orientations that authors, artists, and the general public have held toward nature, we become capable of identifying and discouraging those that are harmful and flawed, and promoting the closest approximations of the good and true.
Myth Laurence Coupe No preview available – For those interested in a detailed explanation of eco-crit and its varying schools of thought and approaches, Garrard’s Ecocritisism is a must read. If you’re just starting out in this field and you want a book that will summarize ecocriticism, then this is the book for you. Wilderness and Pastoral are, of course, foundational terms of the field and Garrard manages not only to provide an impressive level of depth with his chapters but add something to ongoing discussions in the field.
At times it also has a rather pretentious tone He would point out that the previous sentence exhibits metaphorical exploitation of This book in the New Critical Idiom series provides an effective, readable introduction to the main issues in ecocriticism, relying on and updating earlier readers by Glotfelty and Fromm, Kerridge and Sammells, and Armbruster and Wallace. By ending by identifying environmental justice as key to the future of the field without providing a corresponding chapter on its past, Garrard misses a chance to delve into its already layered history and better represent the diversity of texts that twenty-first century ecocritics analyze.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Oct 14, Nasreddine EL Guezar rated it liked it. Jul 12, Liz rated it really liked it. This book in the New Critical Idiom series provides an effective, readable introduction to the main issues in ecocriticism, relying on ecocriticsm updating earlier readers by Glotfelty and Fromm, Kerridge and Sammells, and Armbruster and Wallace.
His explanation of current ecological science corrects earlier assumptions about balance and harmony.
He would point out that the previous sentence exhibits metaphorical exploitation of nature, encouraging awareness of language in our thinking about ecology. Very good overview of a number of metaphorical tropes that garrrad central to Western thought about nature and the environment.
It is a critical review of the literature, including film, poetry, philosophy, et.
Dec 19, Josh Stride rated it liked it Recommends it for: English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh. The next three chapters Pastoral, Wilderness, and Apocalypse trace these key tropes throughout the history of ecocriticism. May 17, sdw rated it really liked it Shelves: Myth Laurence Coupe No preview available – A really helpful intro into eco-theory, using literary and cultural references to illustrate and analyze its various and often contradictory streams of thought.
The metaphysical argument for biocentrism is meant to sustain moral claims about the intrinsic value of the natural world, which will in turn affect our attitudes and behaviour towards nature.
A glossary and annotated list of further reading including both UK and US titles completes an extremely useful book. This is a highly readable, comprehensive introduction to ecocriticism. Garrard likes to namedrop and make long, unnecessary, rambling examples based on others’ work, in a way that often leaves you confused. Apr gatrard, Steen Ledet rated it really liked it.
Nov 07, Hank rated it liked it. Ariel ecocritiism it really liked it Jul 13, Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces the development of the movement and explores its key concepts, including:. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I liked the approach the author takes with the tropes for each chapter.
The other orientations are: The chapter Dwelling engages the American georgic form and the ecological Indian trope. Straightforward and clear garrwrd to the field that is not overly celebratory. A good introduction to the field. It did end eecocriticism bit abruptly though and without much of a conclusion Preview — Ecocriticism by Greg Garrard. Concise, clear, and authoritative, Ecocriticism offers the ideal introduction to this crucial subject for students of literary and cultural studies.