Book review of "The Littoral Zone: Australian contexts and their writers" by C.A. Craston and Robert Zeller, Rodopi, New York, USA.
Taylor, Cheryl (2008) Book review of "The Littoral Zone: Australian contexts and their writers" by C.A. Craston and Robert Zeller, Rodopi, New York, USA. Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, 8 . pp. 152-155.
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[Extract] While wanting if I can to avoid the reviewer’s error of over-enthusiasm, I would like to say at once how much pleasure this book gave me. After years of trekking through the deconstructive wastelands, it was a relief to rest in such green pastures, where a tree is seen as a tree, and not just a text. In fact, the essays collected here freshly combine two life-enhancing activities that the literary academy since the eighties has underplayed to its cost—those of reading nature in depth and literature in abundance. Furthermore, in the present environmental crisis, ecocriticism, exemplifi ed here, is the most politically constructive work that literary scholars can aspire to.
|Item Type:||Article (Book Review)|
|Keywords:||ecocriticism; Australian poetry and fiction; Antarctica; Aboriginal people; Australian beaches; Western Australian wheatbelt|
|FoR Codes:||20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2005 Literary Studies > 200502 Australian Literature (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature) @ 80%|
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2005 Literary Studies > 200501 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature @ 20%
|SEO Codes:||97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing @ 80%|
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture @ 20%
|Projects:||AustLit ARC LIEF Project 2008|
|Funders:||James Cook University, FAESS and SASS, ARC LIEF AustLit Grant 2008|
|Deposited On:||28 Jul 2011 12:26|
|Last Modified:||26 Mar 2013 14:48|
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