TITLE

THE ECOLOGICAL SHORT STORY

AUTHOR(S)
Love, Glen A.
PUB. DATE
January 2000
SOURCE
Columbia Companion to the Twentieth-Century American Short Story;2000, p50
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information related to ecology that has become a fashionable word in recent times. Its scientific meaning is the study of the interrelationships between organisms and their environment suggesting important new ways of approaching literature, including the short story. The term ecocriticism refers to a critical perspective that pays close attention to the relationship between literature and the natural world. Traditional literary criticism, powerfully influenced by a pastoral tradition more than two thousand years old, generally regards the natural world as simple and subservient to a complex human culture.
ACCESSION #
17172440

 

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