Ecocriticism on the Edge: The Anthropocene as a Threshold Concept

Ecocriticism on the Edge: The Anthropocene as a Threshold Concept

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Publisher's Synopsis

The twenty-first century has seen an increased awareness of the forms of environmental destruction that cannot immediately be seen, localised or, by some, even acknowledged. Ecocriticism on the Edge explores the possibility of a new mode of critical practice, one fully engaged with the destructive force of the planetary environmental crisis. Timothy Clark argues that, in literary and cultural criticism, the "Anthropocene", which names the epoch in which human impacts on the planet's ecological systems reach a dangerous limit, also represents a threshold at which modes of interpretation that once seemed sufficient or progressive become, in this new counterintuitive context, inadequate or even latently destructive. The book includes analyses of literary works, including texts by Paule Marshall, Gary Snyder, Ben Okri, Henry Lawson, Lorrie Moore and Raymond Carver.

Book information

ISBN: 9781472506481
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (UK)
Imprint: Bloomsbury Academic
Pub date:
DEWEY: 809.933553
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xi, 218
Weight: 430g
Height: 151mm
Width: 228mm
Spine width: 19mm