SISTERS OF THE EARTH WOMENS PROSE AND POETRY ABOUT NATURE

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Sisters Of The Earth

Author : Lorraine Anderson
ISBN : 9781400033218
Genre : Literary Collections
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Presents an anthology of poetry, essays, stories, and journal entries by Emily Dickinson, Zora Neale Hurston, Diane Ackerman, Ursula Le Guin, Terry Tempest Williams, Willa Cather, and many others who offer a personal view of humankind's relationship with the natural world. Original.
Category: Literary Collections

Sisters Of The Earth

Author : Lorraine Anderson
ISBN : UOM:39015029155762
Genre : American literature
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This book introduces us to female perspectives on nature. Over 90 selections, from Emily Dickinson to Alice Walker, span a century and encompass the voices of a variety of women--some known for their writing on nature, and several outstanding new voices
Category: American literature

At Home On This Earth

Author : Lorraine Anderson
ISBN : 1584651938
Genre : Literary Collections
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The canon of U.S. nature writing, like the literary canon in general, has long been male-centered. But as this anthology shows, women’s voices have been there since the early Republic. At Home on This Earth features the most readable and accomplished pieces of nature writing by more than 50 U.S. women authors, from the early 19th century to the present. Spanning a range of genres including memoir, story, journal entry, sketch, and essay, it brings together pieces long out of print by such forgotten authors as Elizabeth C. Wright and Edith Thomas with selections by such well-known and acclaimed authors as Rachel Carson and Alice Walker. Moving far beyond the customary association of nature writing with New England and its Yankee progenitors, the book offers work from across the United States by Jewish, Asian, Hispanic, African American, and Native American women. With its rich diversity in voices, attitudes, and styles, this anthology expands the definition of nature writing, recognizes the specific contribution of women to this genre, and shows their unique relation to the natural world. Designed for undergraduate courses as well as for general readers, the book includes a short biography of the author preceding each selection. A bibliography and list of further reading is included, as well as an index of authors and titles. Lorraine Anderson’s introduction traces for the first time a distinct tradition of women’s nature writing in the United States. Contributors — Mary Hunter Austin, Marilou Awiakta, Florence Merriam Bailey, Fabiola Cabeza de Vaca, Sally Carrighar, Rachel Carson, Denise Chávez, Anna Botsford Comstock, Susan Fenimore Cooper, Terri de la Peña, Annie Dillard, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Gretel Ehrlich, Virginia Eifert, Louise Erdrich, Margaret Fuller, Susan Griffin, Charlotte Forten Grimké, Linda Hasselstrom, Julia Butterfly Hill, Linda Hogan, bell hooks, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, Pam Houston, Sue Hubbell, Florence Page Jaques, Sarah Orne Jewett, Josephine Johnson, Diana Kappel-Smith, Caroline Kirkland, Maxine Kumin, Anne LaBastille, Ursula K. Le Guin, Meridel Le Sueur, Mabel Dodge Luhan, Ellen Meloy, Olive Thorne Miller, Brenda Peterson, Gene Stratton Porter, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Sharman Apt Russell, Leslie Marmon Silko, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Celia Laighton Thaxter, Edith M. Thomas, Alice Walker, Evelyn C. White, Terry Tempest Williams, Elizabeth C. Wright, Mabel Osgood Wright, Ann Zwinger
Category: Literary Collections

Can Poetry Save The Earth

Author : John Felstiner
ISBN : 9780300155532
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In forty brief and lucid chapters, Felstiner presents those voices that have most strongly spoken to and for the natural world. Poets- from the Romantics through Whitman and Dickinson to Elizabeth Bishop and Gary Snyder- have helped us envision such details as ocean winds eroding and rebuilding dunes in the same breath, wild deer freezing in our presence, and a person carving initials on a still-living stranded whale.
Category: Literary Criticism

Literature And The Environment

Author : George Hart
ISBN : 0313321493
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Scholars critique the works of eleven leading 20th century authors who have explored environmental issues in nonfiction, fiction, and poetry.
Category: Literary Criticism

Circling San Francisco Bay

Author : Ginny Anderson
ISBN : 9780595391912
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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"Ginny Anderson is a sure-footed guide, not only to natural treasures in the Bay Area, but to the richness of our inner experience. "Circling San Francisco Bay" brings the outer and inner worlds together. It is a gift to the community of life and a valuable tool for deeper connection-a book that not only informs but also enchants." -Lauren deBoer, executive editor, "EarthLight" magazine "Shamanic naturalist Ginny Anderson takes us to seven sacred sites around San Francisco Bay to gain a better understanding of their connections, and ours, in the complex web of life. This is a celebration of our glorious bioregion, and our responsibility to it-and not a moment too soon." -M. Macha NightMare, priestess, ritualist, and author "Anderson shows us how to find these pillars of our paradise, as we come into a deeper and more spiritual bond with Mother Earth. A numinous, sentient work, and a signpost on the path to true joy in life." -Sandy Miranda, KPFA FM host/producer. "In "Circling San Francisco Bay," a graceful meditation on reciprocity with the natural world, Ginny Anderson shows us that we need look no farther than our own Bay Area greenbelt for the balm that soothes the nerves and feeds the soul." -Lorraine Anderson, editor, "Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature" "Ginny Anderson's tour of Bay Area sacred mountains elicits the fragrance of native herbs, the sparkle of crystal rock outcroppings, and the wisdom of the natives who dwelled in this land we now call home. "Circling" offers its readers exercises to enhance their sensory awareness of specific sites - and pathways to greater methaphorical insights. At every stop, we read the voices of other Circling participants, telling how the wide vistas and meditations on nature's patterns have opened their souls to new understanding." -Debbie Mytels, Associate Director of Acterra: Action for a Sustainable Earth, and a participant in Circling the Bay 1991
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Woman And Nature

Author : Susan Griffin
ISBN : 9781619028753
Genre : Social Science
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In this famously provocative cornerstone of feminist literature, Susan Griffin explores the identification of women with the earth both as sustenance for humanity and as victim of male rage. Starting from Plato’s fateful division of the world into spirit and matter, her analysis of how patriarchal Western philosophy and religion have used language and science to bolster their power over both women and nature is brilliant and persuasive, coming alive in poetic prose. Griffin draws on an astonishing range of sourcesfrom timbering manuals to medical texts to Scripture and classical literaturein showing how destructive has been the impulse to disembody the human soul, and how the long separated might once more be rejoined. Poet Adrienne Rich calls Woman and Nature “perhaps the most extraordinary nonfiction work to have merged from the matrix of contemporary female consciousnessa fusion of patriarchal science, ecology, female history and feminism, written by a poet who has created a new form for her vision… The book has the impact of a great film or a fresco; yet it is intimately personal, touching to the quick of woman’s experience.”
Category: Social Science

Literature Of Nature

Author : Patrick D. Murphy
ISBN : 1579580106
Genre : Literary Criticism
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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Milk And Honey

Author : Rupi Kaur
ISBN : 9781449478650
Genre : Poetry
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The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. Milk and Honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.
Category: Poetry

Beyond Nature S Housekeepers

Author : Nancy C. Unger
ISBN : 9780199986002
Genre : Social Science
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From pre-Columbian times to the environmental justice movements of the present, women and men frequently responded to the environment and environmental issues in profoundly different ways. Although both environmental history and women's history are flourishing fields, explorations of the synergy produced by the interplay between environment and sex, sexuality, and gender are just beginning. Offering more than biographies of great women in environmental history, Beyond Nature's Housekeepers examines the intersections that shaped women's unique environmental concerns and activism and that framed the way the larger culture responded. Women featured include Native Americans, colonists, enslaved field workers, pioneers, homemakers, municipal housekeepers, immigrants, hunters, nature writers, soil conservationists, scientists, migrant laborers, nuclear protestors, and environmental justice activists. As women, they fared, thought, and acted in ways complicated by social, political, and economic norms, as well as issues of sexuality and childbearing. Nancy C. Unger reveals how women have played a unique role, for better and sometimes for worse, in the shaping of the American environment.
Category: Social Science