The Values and Philosophies of Great American Nature Writers
Brad Knickerbocker. Brad Knickerbocker is a Monitor writer ., The Christian Science Monitor
THERE is a long tradition of "nature writing," typically literature focusing on the wonders and beauties of the natural world or at least uniquely including such elements as part of the scenery. But for some of these writers - Thoreau may be the best example - nature was a way of examining deeper values.
With the growth of the conservation and then environmental movements in the 20th century, writers increasingly have explored the philosophical and spiritual aspects of nature and mankind's place in it.
In "Nature's Kindred Spirits," James McClintock (professor of English and director of the American Studies program at Michigan State University) focuses on five …
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Publication information: Article title: The Values and Philosophies of Great American Nature Writers. Contributors: Brad Knickerbocker. Brad Knickerbocker is a Monitor writer . - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: August 1, 1994. Page number: 13. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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