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by Jim Dwyer

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  • ISBN 0874178118
  • ISBN13 978-0874178111
  • Language English
  • Author Jim Dwyer
  • Publisher University of Nevada Press; 1 edition (April 1, 2010)
  • Pages 264
  • Formats lrf rtf lrf txt
  • Category Reference
  • Subcategory Writing Research and Publishing Guides
  • Size ePub 1356 kb
  • Size Fb2 1742 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
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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 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.


A field guide to ecofiction.

A field guide to ecofiction. The people mentioned in the acknowledgments and many others helped shaped my definition of ecofiction, deepen my understanding of it, relate it to literary movements, and identify both central and more obscure authors and works.

Dwyer's Where the Wilds Books Are offers a veritable cornucopia of literary fruit to satisfy any reader's narrative palate

Dwyer's Where the Wilds Books Are offers a veritable cornucopia of literary fruit to satisfy any reader's narrative palate. The Journal of Ecocriticism. This work will be an invaluable reference for those interested in the emerging study of ecological and environmental themes in literature.

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.

According to Jim Dwyer, author of Where the Wild Books Are: A Field Guide to Ecofiction, "My criteria for determining whether a given work is ecofiction closely parallel Lawrence Buell's": The nonhuman environment is present not merely as a framing device but as a presence that begins t. .

The human interest is not understood to be the only legitimate interest.

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Jim Dwyer recongized this fiction in his book Where the Wild Books Are: A Field Guide to Eco-fiction, published in 2010. Now, nearly ten years later, we see even more changes in this literature. More changes in the world. Within literature, eco-fiction has always been an elastic term, covering multiple facets (styles, genres) of writing about nature, place, and environment, covering ecological impulses not just about climate change but a broad range of environmental topics. It's not the only genre to address climate change or modern crises since the 1970s, but it remains a comprehensive and inclusive field of literature and study.