TITLE

The Eros of Child and Cupid: Wendell Berry's Agrarian Engagement with Ecofeminism

AUTHOR(S)
Bilbro, Jeffrey
PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
Mississippi Quarterly;Winter/Spring2011, Vol. 64 Issue 1/2, p289
SOURCE TYPE
Review
DOC. TYPE
Poetry Review
ABSTRACT
The article explores poet Wendell Berry's use of erotic imagery to discuss humans' relationship with land in a number of his poetic works dealing with farming. The connections between Berry's metaphors on human sexuality and land and ecofeminist writing are given particular focus. It is argued that Berry's writing does not support traditional patriarchy. Poems discussed include "The Man Born to Farming," "The Current," and "Enriching the Earth."
ACCESSION #
71772709

 

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