Imagining the Earth: Poetry and the Vision of Nature

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University of Illinois Press, 1985 - 232 páginas
This landmark work explores how our attitudes toward nature are mirrored in and influenced by poetry. Showing us a resurgent vision of harmony between nature and humanity in the work of some of our most widely read poets, Imagining the Earth reveals the power of poetry to identify, interpret, and celebrate a wide range of issues related to nature and our place in it.
 

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Introduction i
1
The Covenant of Loss
7
Culture as Decay
24
Reinhabitation
40
Hitching a Ride with the Cumberland Beggar
75
The Footpath of Tradition
93
Bodies of Vision
116
Poetry and the Minds Terrain
136
Winter Without Snow
151
Structures of Evolving Consciousness
161
A Record of the Waves
185
The Wilderness at Poetrys Edge
207
Notes
217
Index
229
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John Elder is chair of the environmental studies department at Middlebury College. His books include "Reading the Mountains of Home.

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