Back To Nature: The Green And The Real In The Late Renaissance
"Named 2005-2006 Best Book in Ecocriticism by the Association for the Study of Literature and the EnvironmentWinner of the 2006 Elizabeth Dietz Memorial Prize for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, from the editors of Studies in English Literature"Sweeping across scholarly disciplines, Back to Nature shows that, from the moment of their conception, modern ecological and epistemological anxietie...
Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press (January 2006)
Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 1.5 x 9.8 inches
Amazon Rank: 6517523
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“This is the kind of book that changes not only the way we view individual authors, but the way we view an era. Much work, both scholarly and for a popular audience, has been done in the area of the Renaissance, but little of it provides the reader w...”
were conjoined twins. Urbanization, capitalism, Protestantism, colonialism, revived Skepticism, empirical science, and optical technologies conspired to alienate people from both the earth and reality itself in the seventeenth century. Literary and visual arts explored the resulting cultural wounds, expressing the pain and proposing some ingenious cures. The stakes, Robert N. Watson demonstrates, were huge.Shakespeare's comedies, Marvell's pastoral lyrics, Traherne's visionary Centuries, and Dutch painting all illuminate a fierce submerged debate about what love of nature has to do with perception of reality.