1st Edition

Literature of Nature An International Sourcebook

Edited By Patrick D. Murphy Copyright 1999
    512 Pages
    by Routledge

    Literature of Nature is a referenc ework that explores the diversity of genres, modes, and orientations of literary representations of nature and of human interaction with the rest of the natural world. Comprising 65 essays, Literature of Nature is organized into five geographic sections: the United States and Canada; Europe; Asia and the Pacific; Africa and the Arab world; and Latin America. A sixth section is devoted to Topics, Genres, Theory, and Other Arts. The diversity and international scope of the essays are represented in a wide variety of chapter formats: contributors were encouraged to adopt layouts most appropriate to their subjects, with a stylistic diversity modeling natural diverstiy. Literature of Nature is meant to appeal to a broad range of users, including students, librarians, and the general reader interested in knowing more about such literature. At the same time scholars of literature will find the volume of great interest and the bibliographies especially useful.


    Patrick D. Murphy

    "This volume is the most comprehensive attempt to map an international review of modern environmental literature ever published in English...One cannot but be impressed by the scholarship that has gone into this work. This is a real baseline book...it will be used for many years." -- Reference Reviews