From Apocalypse to Way of Life is a comprehensive and in depth survey of environmental crisis as it has been understood for the last four decades. Buell recounts the growing number of ecological and social problems critical for the environment, and the impact that the growing experience with, and understanding of, them has had on American politics, society and culture.
Frederick Buell teaches English and cultural studies at Queens College/CUNY. He is the author of National Culture and the New Global System and W.H. Auden as a Social Poet. He has also published a collection of poetry, Full Summer.
'Outstanding... an important book.' - Andy McLaughlin, author of Regarding Nature
'This is one of the best books I have read on environmental politics in a long, long time.' - John Barry, author of The Environment and Social Theory
'This is a fascinating book: a must-read for anyone anywhere who needs a good explanation of the environmental crisis we have learned to inhabit.' - Local Environment