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Evergreen Ash: Ecology and Catastrophe in Old Norse Myth and Literature

Christopher Abram
Format
Book
Published
Charlottesville London : University of Virginia Press, [2019]
Language
English
Series
Under the Sign of Nature : Explorations in Ecocriticism
ISBN
9780813942261, 0813942268, 9780813942278, 0813942276, 9780813942285
Access Restriction
Part or all of this collection is housed at Ivy Stacks, an off-site storage facility. Requests for materials housed at Ivy Stacks require 72 hours' notice.
Summary
"This book explores the role of apocalypse in Old Norse mythology and literature, relating it to the threat of ecological catastrophe today"--
Contents
  • Prologue: Ash
  • Ecocriticism and Old Norse
  • Remembering and dismembering a transcorporeal cosmos
  • The nature of world in a world without nature: heimr, verold, jor?
  • Tree-people and people-trees
  • Trees, vines, and the golden age of settlement
  • The asir and the anthropocene
  • Reading Rangarok at the end of the world.
Description
x, 240, [2] pages ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Copy 1: Longleaf Services Print on Demand copy. Original dark gray cloth, with light gray backstrip. Gift of the University of Virginia Press, February 2019.
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Copy 2: Longleaf Services Print on Demand copy. Original pictorial paper covers, Gift of the University of Virginia Press, February 2019.
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