Lawrence Buell. The Future of Environmental Criticism: Environmental Crisis and Literary Imagination. Oxford: Blackwell, 2003 [Book review]
journal contributionposted on 21.05.2017 by Rebecca Garcia Lucas Rose
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The emergence of environmental criticism in recent decades stems from "very ancient roots." While acknowledging that reflection about the material world has a long history based in early cosmologies and intellectual concerns, Lawrence Buell's book aims to assess what is new in the relationship between writing and the environment, how such critical and creative engagement is relevant to life on earth today, and the potential for environmental criticism to develop much needed interdisciplinary perceptions and values for an endangered earth.