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Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fiction : Environment and Affect, Heather Houser

Label
Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fiction : Environment and Affect
Title
Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fiction
Title remainder
Environment and Affect
Statement of responsibility
Heather Houser
Title variation
Ecosickness in Contemporary United States fiction
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Establishes that we cannot comprehend environmental and medical dilemmas through data alone and must call on the sometimes surprising emotions that literary metaphors, tropes, and narratives deploy."--Publishers website
  • "The 1970s brought a new understanding of the biological and intellectual impact of environmental crises on human beings. As efforts to prevent ecological and bodily injury aligned, a new literature of sickness emerged. "Ecosickness fiction" imaginatively rethinks the link between these forms of threat and the sick body to bring readers to environmental consciousness. Tracing the development of ecosickness through a compelling archive of contemporary U.S. novels and memoirs, Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fiction establishes that we cannot comprehend environmental and medical dilemmas through data alone and must call on the sometimes surprising emotions that literary metaphors, tropes, and narratives deploy. In chapters on David Foster Wallace, Richard Powers, Leslie Marmon Silko, Marge Piercy, Jan Zita Grover, and David Wojnarowicz, Heather Houser shows how narrative affects such as wonder and disgust organize perception of an endangered world and orient us ethically toward it." -- Publisher's description
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DLC
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Houser, Heather.
Dewey number
810.9/36
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
PS169.E25
LC item number
H68 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Literature Now
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Environmentalism in literature
  • Diseases in literature
  • Ecocriticism
Label
Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fiction : Environment and Affect, Heather Houser
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Ecosickness -- 2. AIDS Memoirs Out of the City: Discordant Natures -- 3. Richard Powers's Strange Wonder -- 4. Infinite Jest's Environmental Case for Disgust -- 5. The Anxiety of Intervention in Leslie Marmon Silko and Marge Piercy -- Conclusion: How Does It Feel?
Control code
ocn863199859
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 309 p.
Isbn
9780231165143
Lccn
2013041366
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fiction : Environment and Affect, Heather Houser
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Ecosickness -- 2. AIDS Memoirs Out of the City: Discordant Natures -- 3. Richard Powers's Strange Wonder -- 4. Infinite Jest's Environmental Case for Disgust -- 5. The Anxiety of Intervention in Leslie Marmon Silko and Marge Piercy -- Conclusion: How Does It Feel?
Control code
ocn863199859
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 309 p.
Isbn
9780231165143
Lccn
2013041366
Other physical details
ill.

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