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Writing the Land free pdf At the time of his death in 1921, John Burroughs (1837-1921) was America's most beloved nature writer, a best-selling author whose friends and admirers included Walt Whitman, Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, Henry Ford, and Thomas Edison. Burroughs was second only to Emerson in fostering the nature study movement of the nineteenth- century, and the popularity of his work inspired Houghton Mifflin to publish or reissue the work of numerous other nature writers, including that of Thoreau and Muir. His first collection of essays, "Wake-Robin", was published in 1871, and over the next fifty years Burroughs wrote almost two dozen books, and hundreds of essays - not only on nature, but on literature, travel, philosophy, religion, and science. By the turn of the century, Burroughs was America's most beloved nature writer, whose friends and admirers included Walt Whitman, Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, Henry Ford, and Thomas Edison.Burroughs died in 1921 while on a train ride back to his New York from California. His final words - "Are we home yet?" - were a remarkably fitting coda to the career of a writer so closely identified with his native Catskill region of New York State. In many of his essays, Burroughs explores the woods and fields of home, and in doing so, like Henry Thoreau and his explorations of Concord, Massachusetts, he transcends the local and examines the universal theme of our relation with nature and our native landscape. Burroughs' emphasis on "place" and the local now seems modern once again- as the current interest in bioregionalism and climate change demonstrates, it has become increasingly evident that "thinking locally" is "thinking globally."Since 1992, the SUNY College at Oneonta has hosted the biannual John Burroughs Nature Conference

About Daniel G. Payne

Dr. Daniel G. Payne is the author of Voices in the Wilderness: American Nature Writing and Environmental Politics (1996), and co-editor of The Palgrave Environmental Reader (2005). He is an associate professor of English at SUNY College at Oneonta, where he directed the 2004 and 2006 "Sharp Eyes" conferences on John Burroughs and Nature Writing. His current project is a biography of American nature writer Henry Beston.

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Author : Daniel G. Payne
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Data Published : 01 April 2008
ISBN : 1847184871
EAN : 9781847184870
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 265 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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