As interest in environmental issues grows, many writers of fiction have embraced themes that explore the connections between humans and the natural world. Ecologically themed fiction ranges from profound philosophical meditations to action-packed entertainments. Where the Wild Books Are offers an overview of nearly 2,000 works of nature-oriented fiction. The author includeAs interest in environmental issues grows, many writers of fiction have embraced themes that explore the connections between humans and the natural world. Ecologically themed fiction ranges from profound philosophical meditations to action-packed entertainments. Where the Wild Books Are offers an overview of nearly 2,000 works of nature-oriented fiction. The author includes a discussion of the precursors and history of the genre, and of its expansion since the 1970s. He also considers its forms and themes, as well as the subgenres into which it has evolved, such as speculative fiction, ecodefense, animal stories, mysteries, ecofeminist novels, cautionary tales, and others. A brief summary and critical commentary of each title is included. Dwyer’s scope is broad and covers fiction by Native American writers as well as ecofiction from writers around the world. Far more than a mere listing of books, Where the Wild Books Are is a lively introduction to a vast universe of engaging, provocative writing. It can be used to develop book collections or curricula. It also serves as an introduction to one of the most fertile areas of contemporary fiction, presenting books that will offer enjoyable reading and new insights into the vexing environmental questions of our time....
|Title||:||Where the Wild Books Are: A Field Guide to Ecofiction|
|Number of Pages||:||264 Pages|
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Where the Wild Books Are: A Field Guide to Ecofiction Reviews
Finally got around to reading Jim Dwyer's "Where the Wild Books are: a field guide to ecofiction." Jim takes the reader on a tour through the world of contemporary fiction dealing with nature, wilderness, native Americans, ecology, and all sorts of related topics. His philosophical muse takes on the spirit of Edward Abbey's Monkey Wrench Gang, leading him (and us) on a voyage both back and forward through the roots and branches of writing that inspired Abbey and the novels that were to follow. Thanks to Jim, I've got a lot of wonderful titles added to my 'to read' list which should keep me going for decades. Rev. Moondog, you are missed by many!
Essential reading for readers, writers and reviewers of the evolving form known as ecofiction, with an arc of analysis from Herman Melville to Barbara Kingsolver.
A good book! It has motivated me to read more of green fiction. I also admit the book has helped me organize some ideas in my head and fill other gaps in my ecocritical knowledge."Ecofiction" is the big word in this book. So, what the author in this book is basically doing is simply introducing an overview of nearly every ecological themed fiction book. In a critical way, the author lists and gives a very short summary on each title. Ecofiction’s golden age started in the 1970s. And as you might want to know, there are varied subject categories in contemporary ecofiction: philosophical fiction, Animal fiction, Ecofeminist fiction, Ecodefense fiction, the contemporary pastoral, and dystopian fiction...