Green Studies is a booming area for study and The Green Studies Reader is a fantastically comprehensive selection of critical texts which address the connection between ecology, culture, and literature. It offers a complete guide to the growing area of 'ecocriticism' and a wealth of material on green issues from the romantic period to the present.
Included are extracts from today's leading ecocritics and figures from the past who pioneered a green approach to literature and culture. This Reader sets the agenda for Green Studies and encourages a reassessment of development of criticism and offers readers a radical view of its future.
'Laurence Coupe's Green Studies Reader provides an excellent overview of achievements to date in this emerging field . . . Coupe's anthology is a wide-ranging introduction to a thriving branch of literary study. The extracts are brief and well-chosen, and the wealth of introductory material is always informative. It should make a very good textbook, but it is also a stimulating collection for anyone interested in the fruitful intersection between environmentalism and literature.' - Annotated Bibliography for English Studies