At Home on this Earth

Two Centuries of U.S. Women's Nature Writing

Author: Lorraine Anderson,Thomas S. Edwards

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584651932

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 404

View: 1612

The canon of U.S. nature writing, like the literary canon in general, has long been male-centered. But as this anthology shows, women’s voices have been there since the early Republic. At Home on This Earth features the most readable and accomplished pieces of nature writing by more than 50 U.S. women authors, from the early 19th century to the present. Spanning a range of genres including memoir, story, journal entry, sketch, and essay, it brings together pieces long out of print by such forgotten authors as Elizabeth C. Wright and Edith Thomas with selections by such well-known and acclaimed authors as Rachel Carson and Alice Walker. Moving far beyond the customary association of nature writing with New England and its Yankee progenitors, the book offers work from across the United States by Jewish, Asian, Hispanic, African American, and Native American women. With its rich diversity in voices, attitudes, and styles, this anthology expands the definition of nature writing, recognizes the specific contribution of women to this genre, and shows their unique relation to the natural world. Designed for undergraduate courses as well as for general readers, the book includes a short biography of the author preceding each selection. A bibliography and list of further reading is included, as well as an index of authors and titles. Lorraine Anderson’s introduction traces for the first time a distinct tradition of women’s nature writing in the United States. Contributors — Mary Hunter Austin, Marilou Awiakta, Florence Merriam Bailey, Fabiola Cabeza de Vaca, Sally Carrighar, Rachel Carson, Denise Chávez, Anna Botsford Comstock, Susan Fenimore Cooper, Terri de la Peña, Annie Dillard, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Gretel Ehrlich, Virginia Eifert, Louise Erdrich, Margaret Fuller, Susan Griffin, Charlotte Forten Grimké, Linda Hasselstrom, Julia Butterfly Hill, Linda Hogan, bell hooks, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, Pam Houston, Sue Hubbell, Florence Page Jaques, Sarah Orne Jewett, Josephine Johnson, Diana Kappel-Smith, Caroline Kirkland, Maxine Kumin, Anne LaBastille, Ursula K. Le Guin, Meridel Le Sueur, Mabel Dodge Luhan, Ellen Meloy, Olive Thorne Miller, Brenda Peterson, Gene Stratton Porter, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Sharman Apt Russell, Leslie Marmon Silko, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Celia Laighton Thaxter, Edith M. Thomas, Alice Walker, Evelyn C. White, Terry Tempest Williams, Elizabeth C. Wright, Mabel Osgood Wright, Ann Zwinger

100 Most Popular Nonfiction Authors

Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies

Author: Bernard Alger Drew

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591584872

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 438

View: 7000

Provides alphabetically-arranged biographical entries of popular writers of nonfiction, including Richard Dawkins, Joan Didion, and Paul Theroux, and presents insights on the creative process for each individual.

American Women Conservationists

Twelve Profiles

Author: Madelyn Holmes

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786417838

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 3280

Presents profiles of a variety of American women conservationists, including Mary Austin, Marjory Stoneman, Rachel Carson, and Helen Nearing.


Author: James Decker

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137143606

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 9473

This concise introduction to the concept of ideology provides an overview of the term and considers its impact on literary theory. James M. Decker analyzes the history of Western ideology from its pre-Enlightenment roots to its current incarnations, providing readers with both an essential overview of key terms and issues and a thoughtful assessment of some of the important critical thinkers associated with the notion, including Marx, Gramsci and Althusser. Ideological theories are introduced within three broad categories - the subjective, the institutional and the political - which helps students to synthesize a concept that sprawls across the traditional disciplinary lines of philosophy, politics, economics, history and cultural and literary studies. Close readings of key texts demonstrate the impact of ideology on critical practice and literary reputation. Texts include: - Toni Morrison's Sula - William Faulkner's 'Barn Burning' - George Orwell's 1984 Compact and easy-to-follow, Decker's study finally asks: are we now in a 'post-ideological' era?

Woodswoman IIII

Book Four of the Woodswoman's Adventures

Author: N.A

Publisher: West of Wind Publications

ISBN: 9780963284631

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 220

View: 5973

Anne LaBastille and her German shepherds experience more daring, death defying encounters in the wilderness, and with humans, than ever before. WOODSWOMAN IIII covers five years, rather than ten, since life has speeded up both at her log cabin and old farm. Anne juggles hard to achieve balance between making a living as a freelance writer and publisher, and as a cabin-dweller and contemplative. Her humorous descriptions of the miserly book factory show the complex demands on her time. These are contrapuntal to her exquisite images of Adirondack nature and wildlife and the harmony she finds therein. Despite fewer days at the cabin, each visitation holds greater intensity, more loveliness, interdependence and familiarity with her pets and wildlife. Her message to women everywhere is: Be Courageous, Be Independent, and Be Compassionate. Her message to readers is captured in this visionary chronicling of sociological events and ecological changes over 35 years in the Adirondack Park. WOODSWOMAN, WOODSWOMAN II, WOODSWOMAN III, also available from West of the Wind Publications, Inc., Westport, NY.

Woodswoman II

Author: Anne LaBastille

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393320596

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 251

View: 993

Anne LaBastille wrote her best-selling book Woodswoman about the peace and solitude she found in the log cabin she built at Black Bear Lake. Eventually, however, the outside world intruded.

Woodswoman III

Book Three of the Woodswoman's Adventures

Author: Anne LaBastille

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 250

View: 1988

In 1976, Anne LaBastille, a young ecologist built her own log cabin at the edge of wilderness in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. She has lived there without electricity or a road for 30 years. Her first book, WOODSWOMAN, related encounters with wildlife, weather, & local folk over ten years. The sequel, BEYOND BLACK BEAR LAKE, described her building a new retreat for writing, "Thoreau II," closer to the wilderness. WOODSWOMAN III tells how Anne & her German shepherds encounter a perilous tornado, the joys of guiding, the sad passing of her noble dog, Condor, new environmental controversies & terrorism, the haunting beauty of the Adirondack Mountains, & the challenge of becoming an older woodswoman. She offers a strong inspirational message to women over 50 to become "fierce eco-feminists" & save our planet. In this third decade, Anne's writing is delightfully spunky & sensitive. WOODSWOMAN III is dynamite! Available May 1997 from West of the Wind Publications, Inc., R.D. 2, Westport, NY 12993. Phone & FAX: 518-962-8295. ISBN 0-9632846-1-4. $15.00. 256pp. (Orig.), Trade Paper.

Das Spiel (Gerald's Game)


Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641032857

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 5307

Gerald und Jessie Burlingame haben sich in ihr einsames Sommerhaus zurückgezogen. Gerald möchte dem eintönigen Eheleben etwas Schwung verleihen und fesselt seine Frau ans Bett. Jessie hält gar nichts von den neuen Sexspielchen ihres Mannes und versetzt ihm einen Tritt – mit für ihn tödlichen Folgen. Mit Handschellen ans Bett gefesselt, beginnt für Jessie ein quälender Albtraum: Nachts bekommt sie unheimlichen Besuch ...

Die letzte Herausforderung

wie ich die Tragödie am Mount Everest überlebte

Author: Lene Gammelgaard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548362540

Category: Mountaineering

Page: 243

View: 869


This Incomparable Land

A Guide to American Nature Writing

Author: Thomas Jefferson Lyon

Publisher: N.A


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 277

View: 1244

Nature writing is essential to awakening an ecological way of seeing. The author covers the full spectrum of the genre, including field guides, travel and adventure stories, and essays on solitary and back-country living. This new edition contains an updated bibliography of primary and secondary sources in nature writing through the end of the 20th century.

American Writers


Author: Leonard Unger,Jay Parini

Publisher: Charles Scribners & Sons

ISBN: 9780684806495

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 640

View: 6111

Includes essays, analysis, and biographies of prominent literary figures of various genres and backgrounds in American literature.

Killing Butterflies

Author: M. Anjelais

Publisher: Chicken House

ISBN: 3646926872

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

View: 8423

Sphinx und Cadence kennen sich seit frühester Kindheit und wachsen fast wie Geschwister auf. Sie – freundlich, aufgeschlossen, ganz normal. Er – charismatisch, attraktiv, extrem begabt. Sie öffnet Herzen. Er tötet Schmetterlinge. Sie ist arglos, er gefährlich. Und doch kommen beide nicht voneinander los. Das überwältigende Debüt einer Zwanzigjährigen über erste Liebe, Manipulation und das Erwachsenwerden.