The Resource Ecopoetics : the language of nature, the nature of language, Scott Knickerbocker

Ecopoetics : the language of nature, the nature of language, Scott Knickerbocker

Label
Ecopoetics : the language of nature, the nature of language
Title
Ecopoetics
Title remainder
the language of nature, the nature of language
Statement of responsibility
Scott Knickerbocker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Ecocritics and other literary scholars interested in the environment have tended to examine writings that pertain directly to nature and to focus on subject matter more than expression. In this book, Scott Knickerbocker argues that it is time for the next step in ecocriticism: scholars need to explore the figurative and aural capacity of language to evoke the natural world in powerful ways. Ecopoetics probes the complex relationship between artifice and the natural world in the work of modern American poets--in particular Wallace Stevens, Elizabeth Bishop, Richard Wilbur, and Sylvia Plath. These poets relate to nature as a deep wellspring of meaning, although they all avoid using language the way most nature writers do, merely to reflect or refer directly to the world. Each of these poets, in his or her own distinct way, employs instead what Knickerbocker terms sensuous poesis, the process of rematerializing language through sound effects and other formal devices as a sophisticated response to nonhuman nature. Rather than attempt to erase the artifice of their own poems, to make them seem more natural and thus supposedly closer to nature, the poets in this book unapologetically embrace artifice--not for its own sake but in order to perform and enact the natural world. Indeed, for them, artifice is natural. In examining their work, Knickerbocker charts a new direction for ecocriticism."--Project Muse
Cataloging source
LGG
Dewey number
811/.50936
Index
index present
LC call number
PS310.N3
LC item number
K65 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Ecopoetics : the language of nature, the nature of language, Scott Knickerbocker
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The language of nature, the nature of language -- Wallace Stevens, eco-aesthete -- Elizabeth Bishop's strange reality -- Richard Wilbur's natural artifice -- Sylvia Plath's physical words -- Conclusion: Organic formalism and contemporary poetry
Control code
ocn830023871
Extent
1 online resource (208 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781558499553
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt5n1hmp
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.b32219349
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)830023871
  • pebcs1558499555

Library Locations

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