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Reclaiming Nostalgia: Longing for Nature in American Literature

Jennifer K. Ladino
Charlottesville London : University of Virginia Press, 2012.
Under the sign of nature : explorations in ecocriticism
Under the sign of nature
081393334X (cloth : acid-free paper), 9780813933344 (cloth : acid-free paper), 0813933358 (pbk. : acid-free paper), 9780813933351 (pbk. : acid-free paper), 0813933366 (e-book), 9780813933368 (e-book)
  • Introduction: Having a field day: authentic Indians and patriotic tourism in the early national parks
  • Longing for wonderland: Zitkala-Ša's post-frontier nostalgia : "plucked up by the roots": the nostalgic trajectories of the southern agrarians
  • "Home thoughts": the transnational routes of nostalgia in Claude McKay's home to Harlem : born free and equal: frontier nostalgia and the nature of Manzanar
  • Nostalgia's caring capacity: Rachel Carson's Silent spring, Aldo Leopold's A sand county almanac, and the "Last call" for nature : "a tear for the fate of America": the (crying) Indian as spokesperson for a vanishing natural world
  • Remembering the earth: N. Scott Momaday's nostalgic American land ethic : patenting "the last of nature's creations": mice and men in a postnatural world
  • Don DeLillo's postmodern homesickness: nostalgia after the end of nature : nature survives: frontier nostalgia on reality TV
  • Nostalgia and nature at the millennium: Ruth Ozeki's green culture of life.
xvi, 275 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Original pictorial paper covers. Gift of the University of Virginia Press.
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