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Essays on Nature and Landscape free pdf The editors have assembled here a collection of ten pieces by Susan Fenimore Cooper (1813-1894), the daughter of James Fenimore Cooper, that represent her most accomplished nature writing and the fullest articulation of her environmental principles. With one exception, these essays have not been available in print since their original appearance in Cooper's lifetime. A portrait of her thoughts on nature and how we should live and think in relation to it, this collection both contextualizes Cooper's magnum opus, "Rural Hours" (1850) and demonstrates how she perceived her work as a nature writer. Frequently, her essays are models of how to catch and keep the interest of a reader when writing about plants, animals and our relationship to the physical environment. By lamenting the decline of bird populations, original forests and overall biodiversity, she champions preservation and invokes a collective environmental conscience that would not begin to awaken until the end of her life and century. The selections include independent essays, miscellaneous introductions and prefaces and the first three instalments from Cooper's work of literary ornithology, "Otsego Leaves", arguably her most mature and fully realized contribution to American environmental writing. In addition to a foreword by John Elder, one of America's leading environmental educators, an introduction analyses each essay in various cultural contexts. Brief textual notes supplement the essays.

About Susan Fenimore Cooper

ROCHELLE JOHNSON is an assistant professor of English at Albertson College of Idaho. DANIEL PATTERSON is an independent scholar. Together they have edited Cooper's Rural Hours (Georgia) and Susan Fenimore Cooper: New Essays on "Rural Hours" and Other Works (Georgia). JOHN ELDER is Stewart Professor of English and Environmental Studies at Middlebury College.

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Author : Susan Fenimore Cooper
Publisher : University of Georgia Press
Data Published : 31 July 2002
ISBN : 0820324213
EAN : 9780820324210
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 168 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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