Where the Wild Books Are: A Field Guide to Ecofiction

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Price
$29.95  $27.85
Publisher
University of Nevada Press
Publish Date
Pages
264
Dimensions
6.02 X 0.71 X 8.5 inches | 0.88 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780874178111
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About the Author
Jim Dwyer is bibliographic services librarian at California State University, Chico. He is also the author of Earth Works: Recommended Fiction and Nonfiction About Nature and the Environment for Adults and Young Adults.
Reviews

"Jim Dwyer's book is proof positive that fiction is stranger and often more interesting than facts. This is a must-have item for any eco-reference collection." -- Fred Stoss, chair of the Task Force on the Environment, American Library Association

"There is not and will not be anything else like this book on the market, and no one will attempt to imitate it, given its range and scope. It will prove an invaluable reference book, not only for libraries to own but also for serious ecocritics working with English-language texts around the world." -- Patrick D. Murphy, author of "Farther Afield in the Study of Nature-Oriented Literature"

"Dwyer's suggestive, provocative 'field guide' does exactly what one would expect from such a work--it makes us want to read more, to read the actual literary texts. With prompts and prods--rather than traditional analysis and arguments--"Where the Wild Books Are" inspires readers to explore the work of authors they may never have encountered before and to consider new dimensions of environmental literature. The book is rich with advice." -- Scott Slovic, author of "Going Away to Think: Engagement, Retreat, and Ecocritical Responsibility"

There is not and will not be anything else like this book on the market, and no one will attempt to imitate it, given its range and scope. It will prove an invaluable reference book, not only for libraries to own but also for serious ecocritics working with English-language texts around the world. -- Patrick D. Murphy, author of "Farther Afield in the Study of Nature-Oriented Literature"
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Dwyer s suggestive, provocative field guide does exactly what one would expect from such a work it makes us want to read more, to read the actual literary texts. With prompts and prods rather than traditional analysis and arguments "Where the Wild Books Are" inspires readers to explore the work of authors they may never have encountered before and to consider new dimensions of environmental literature. The book is rich with advice. -- Scott Slovic, author of "Going Away to Think: Engagement, Retreat, and Ecocritical Responsibility"
"

Jim Dwyer s book is proof positive that fiction is stranger and often more interesting than facts. This is a must-have item for any eco-reference collection. -- Fred Stoss, chair of the Task Force on the Environment, American Library Association
"

"Dwyer's "Where the Wilds Books Are" offers a veritable cornucopia of literary fruit to satisfy any reader's narrative palate." - "The Goose"
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"It is a pleasure and a challenge to go through this field guide, finding old friends, and above all, many new suggestions for reading." - "The Journal of Ecocriticism"
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"This work will be an invaluable reference for those interested in the emerging study of ecological and environmental themes in literature." -- "Reference Reviews"
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"Dwyer has performed an invaluable service with his "Field Guide," and anyone seriously interested in green literature will need to keep it handy on a reference shelf." -- "Western American Literature"

There is not and will not be anything else like this book on the market, and no one will attempt to imitate it, given its range and scope. It will prove an invaluable reference book, not only for libraries to own but also for serious ecocritics working with English-language texts around the world. -- Patrick D. Murphy, author of Farther Afield in the Study of Nature-Oriented Literature

"

Dwyer s suggestive, provocative field guide does exactly what one would expect from such a work it makes us want to read more, to read the actual literary texts. With prompts and prods rather than traditional analysis and arguments Where the Wild Books Are inspires readers to explore the work of authors they may never have encountered before and to consider new dimensions of environmental literature. The book is rich with advice. -- Scott Slovic, author of Going Away to Think: Engagement, Retreat, and Ecocritical Responsibility

"

Jim Dwyer s book is proof positive that fiction is stranger and often more interesting than facts. This is a must-have item for any eco-reference collection. -- Fred Stoss, chair of the Task Force on the Environment, American Library Association

"

"Dwyer's Where the Wilds Books Are offers a veritable cornucopia of literary fruit to satisfy any reader's narrative palate." - The Goose

"

"It is a pleasure and a challenge to go through this field guide, finding old friends, and above all, many new suggestions for reading." - The Journal of Ecocriticism

"

"This work will be an invaluable reference for those interested in the emerging study of ecological and environmental themes in literature." -- Reference Reviews

"

"Dwyer has performed an invaluable service with his Field Guide, and anyone seriously interested in green literature will need to keep it handy on a reference shelf." -- Western American Literature