Overview:Myth and Environment in Recent Southwestern Literature: Healing Narratives - Ecocritical Theory and Practice - The romantic perception of the American Southwest as a wild and dangerous frontier where heroic settlers prove their endurance has often responded to a common human desire to escape from the pressures of civilization and experience an "authentic" relationship with nature. This idealized notion about life in the Southwest, however, has contributed the subjugation of the indigenous populations and the natural world while helping rationalize the conquest of both. In Myth and Environment in Recent Southwestern Literature, Theda Wrede brings contemporary Southwestern American literature under the microscope to examine the ways in which the mythic narrative has influenced attitudes toward the land in the region. Focusing on popular novels by Corrmac McCarthy, Barbara Kingsolver, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Denise Chavez, Wrede explores the psychology behind the myth and discusses the ways in which the four authors deploy the mythic narrative, interrogate its validity, and offer visions for alternative modes of inhabiting the Southwest. In combining ideas from a culturally sensitive ecofeminist theory, psychoanalysis, postcolonial studies, and literary studies, the study offers an innovative conceptual framework for discussions about environmental responsibility in the twenty-first century. Finally, it also encourages its readers to partake in the process of mythogenesis by imagining "sustainable" narratives to help rescue the promise of the Southwest for the new millennium.
This book is on page /0fb06c92acf561788291222b8bb2eff7/book/1603726380-9780739184950. It was written by the following authors: Theda Wrede. Book Myth and Environment in Recent Southwestern Literature: Healing Narratives - Ecocritical Theory and Practice, which can be read online, published by the company: Lexington Books. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Poetry, Drama, Criticism. The book was published on 2014-04-10. It has 142 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 358 g. File for download Myth and Environment in Recent Southwestern Literature: Healing Narratives - Ecocritical Theory and Practice has PDF format and is called myth-and-environment-in-recent-southwestern-literature-healing-narratives-ecocritical-theory-and-practice.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our poumm.fr site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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