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The Resource On sacred ground : the spirit of place in Pacific Northwest literature, Nicholas O'Connell

On sacred ground : the spirit of place in Pacific Northwest literature, Nicholas O'Connell

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On sacred ground : the spirit of place in Pacific Northwest literature
Title
On sacred ground
Title remainder
the spirit of place in Pacific Northwest literature
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas O'Connell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Tracing the history of Pacific Northwest literary works - from Native American myths to the accounts of explorers and settlers, the effusions of the romantics, the sharply etched stories of the realists, the mystic visions of Northwest poets, and the contemporary explosion of Northwest poetry and prose - Nicholas O'Connell shows that the most important contribution of Northwest writers to American literature is their articulation of a more spiritual human relationship with landscape. Pacific Northwest writers and storytellers see the Northwest not just as a source of material wealth but as a spiritual homeland, a place to lead a rich and fulfilling life within the whole context of creation. And just as the relationship between people and place serves as the unifying feature of Northwest literature, so also does literature possess a perhaps unique ability to transform a landscape into a sacred place."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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O'Connell, Nicholas.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Place (Philosophy) in literature
  • Regionalism in literature
  • Local color in literature
  • Northwest, Pacific
  • Northwest, Pacific
Label
On sacred ground : the spirit of place in Pacific Northwest literature, Nicholas O'Connell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-195) and index
Contents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1.
  • Early Native American Stories.
  • p. 3
  • 2.
  • Journals of Exploration and Settlement.
  • p. 15
  • 3.
  • Romantic Movement.
  • p. 33
  • 4.
  • Realistic Writing.
  • p. 47
  • 5.
  • Northwest School.
  • p. 97
  • 6.
  • Contemporary Northwest Literature.
  • p. 140
  • References.
  • p. 181
  • Additional Sources.
  • p. 197
  • Index.
  • p. 201
Control code
l82003010732
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xx, 204 p
Isbn
9780295983462
Lccn
2003010732
Label
On sacred ground : the spirit of place in Pacific Northwest literature, Nicholas O'Connell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-195) and index
Contents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1.
  • Early Native American Stories.
  • p. 3
  • 2.
  • Journals of Exploration and Settlement.
  • p. 15
  • 3.
  • Romantic Movement.
  • p. 33
  • 4.
  • Realistic Writing.
  • p. 47
  • 5.
  • Northwest School.
  • p. 97
  • 6.
  • Contemporary Northwest Literature.
  • p. 140
  • References.
  • p. 181
  • Additional Sources.
  • p. 197
  • Index.
  • p. 201
Control code
l82003010732
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xx, 204 p
Isbn
9780295983462
Lccn
2003010732

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