Ocean

Steve Mentz (Author) Christopher Schaberg (Editor)
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Product Details

Price
$14.95  $13.75
Publisher
Bloomsbury Academic
Publish Date
March 19, 2020
Pages
192
Dimensions
4.7 X 6.4 X 0.7 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781501348631

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About the Author

Steve Mentz is Professor of English at St John's University, USA. He is the author of four books, including Shipwreck Modernity: Ecologies of Globalization, 1550 - 1719 (2015), and the editor of four books. He blogs at The Bookfish (www.stevementz.com).

Reviews

"Oceans are big things, so Steve Mentz has made a concise book of them. From sailors as cyborgs to Queequeg as a mermaid, from Conrad's mirrored sea to Emily Dickinson's marine visions, Mentz swims like Coleridge's library cormorant, collecting glittering things. The result is a wild and wonderful work; part essay, part reverie, wholly full of watery brilliance." --Philip Hoare, author of RISINGTIDEFALLINGSTAR (2018)

"Ocean: a tiny word, but an expansive ecology made fathomable by Mentz's exploration of the human attraction to and fear of the world's oceans as illuminated through poetry, history, and literature. A wondrous read." --Lynne Cox, author of Swimming to Antartica: Tales of a Long-distance Swimmer (2004), Grayson (2006), and Swimming in the Sink: A Memoir (2016)

"Mentz takes us on an invigorating 'adventure in thinking, ' across vast temporalities and aquatic expanses, rich with strange confluences, and haunted by the terrors of 'wet globalization.' Against the impossibility of understanding the ocean, he casts an inventive blue humanities that lures us with its histories, poetry, theories, queer couplings, exultations, and immersive practices." --Stacy Alaimo, author of Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times (2016)