The Transatlantic Eco-Romanticism of Gary Snyder
|Publication Date||December 2013|
|Formats||Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF)|
|Series||The New Urban Atlantic|
Tracing connections between Gary Snyder and his Romantic and Transcendentalist predecessors - Wordsworth, Blake, Emerson, Whitman, and Thoreau - this book explores the tension between urbanization and over-industrialization. Paige Tovey evaluates the eco-poetic workings of what Snyder himself calls "cross-fertilizations" and argues that his poetry reworks British Romantic as well as American Transcendentalist and modernist ideas and forms. This study examines the ways in which Snyder negotiates the urban and the natural, and traces the history of the Eco-Romantic poetic tradition as it is disseminated from 'Old World' to 'New World' across the Atlantic. Here, the Romantic ecopoetic tradition finds new life in Pulitzer Prize-winner Gary Snyder's poetry and poetics; and the dialectical relationship between Snyder and his predecessors reminds readers that nature is never a simple concept.