cdc-coteauxdegaronne
» » Wolves and the Wolf Myth in American Literature
eBook Wolves and the Wolf Myth in American Literature ePub

eBook Wolves and the Wolf Myth in American Literature ePub

by S.K. Robisch

  • ISBN: 0874177731
  • Category: History and Criticism
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: S.K. Robisch
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of Nevada Press; 1 edition (May 28, 2009)
  • Pages: 512
  • ePub book: 1297 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1974 kb
  • Other: docx lrf azw mbr
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 242

Description

This book by S. K. Robisch is a truly exceptional piece of writing

This book by S. Robisch is a truly exceptional piece of writing. It is impressively backed with scholarship from a variey of fields as diverse as animal biology, psychology, history, and tribal spirituality. Robisch also makes use of images of the wolf in popular culture, such as fairytales and the current fascination with werewolf lore, to broaden the public perception of this flesh and blood entity.

Wolves and the Wolf Myth in American Literature examines the wolf’s importance as a figure in literature from the perspectives of both the The wolf is one of the most widely distributed canid species, historically ranging throughout most of the Northern Hemisphere. For millennia, it has also been one of the most pervasive images in human mythology, art, and psychology. Robisch takes a multidisciplinary approach to his study, employing a broad range of sources: myths and legends from around the world; symbology; classic and popular literature; films; the work of scientists in a number of disciplines; human psychology; and field work conducted by himself and others.

This book by S.

K. Robisch's work wonderfully confronts wolves in American literature and culture as an ecological reality from which human readers, scholars, and critics simply cannot escape. "Studies in American Naturalism". Robisch raises ecocriticism to a new level of interdisciplinary rigor and range. His wolf book should become a new model for the study of animals in literature. This book by S.

Throughout the book, Robisch sets out to demythologize the wolf figure, which he claims American authors and cultural critics have sought either to romanticize or to demonize. Indeed, this book doesn't run away from the wolf, but rather confronts as a species through which we can deepen our understanding of American literature and culture. At a time when many ecocritics challenge the reality of wilderness by viewing it instead as a social construct, I find Robisch's emphasis on the materiality of nature and nonhuman life rather refreshing.

AZ 29(1) Layout 1 2/8/16 4:52 PM Page 6 In North America and Asia the representation of the wolf in literature has been analyzed using an ecocritical perspective (Jesse 2000; He 2009; Robisch 2009)

AZ 29(1) Layout 1 2/8/16 4:52 PM Page 6 In North America and Asia the representation of the wolf in literature has been analyzed using an ecocritical perspective (Jesse 2000; He 2009; Robisch 2009). Other interdisciplinary approaches can contribute to a wider understanding of the image constructed around an emblematic species, and literary representations can be considered as mirrors of its relationship with humans. Living with the Beast: Wolves and Humans through Portuguese Literature.

The wolf is one of the most widely distributed canid species, historically ranging throughout most of the Northern . Author S. Robisch examines more than two hundred texts written in North America about wolves or including them as central figures

The wolf is one of the most widely distributed canid species, historically ranging throughout most of the Northern Hemisphere. Robisch examines more than two hundred texts written in North America about wolves or including them as central figures. From this foundation, he demonstrates the wolf’s role as an archetype in the collective unconscious, its importance in our national culture, and its ecological value.

This book presents a new perspective on the role of the wolf in American literature. The wolf is one of the most widely distributed canid species, historically ranging throughout most of the Northern Hemisphere

This book presents a new perspective on the role of the wolf in American literature. The wolf is one of the most widely distributed canid species, historically ranging throughout most of the Northern Hemisphere. "Wolves and the Wolf Myth in American Literature"" examines the wolf's importance as a figure in literature from the perspectives of both the animal's physical reality and the ways in which writers imagine and portray it. Robisch is a former professor of American Literature and American Studies. Robisch raises ecocriticism to a new level of interdisciplinary rigor and range

K. He is currently an independent scholar who lives in Indiana with his wife, Patricia Henley, and their several pets.

The wolf is one of the most widely distributed canid species, historically ranging throughout most of the Northern Hemisphere.

Human-animal relationships in literature, Animals in literature, Myth in literature, History and criticism, American literature, Wolves in literature.

The wolf is one of the most widely distributed canid species, historically ranging throughout most of the Northern Hemisphere. For millennia, it has also been one of the most pervasive images in human mythology, art, and psychology. Wolves and the Wolf Myth in American Literature examines the wolf’s importance as a figure in literature from the perspectives of both the animal’s physical reality and the ways in which writers imagine and portray it. Author S. K. Robisch examines more than two hundred texts written in North America about wolves or including them as central figures. From this foundation, he demonstrates the wolf’s role as an archetype in the collective unconscious, its importance in our national culture, and its ecological value. Robisch takes a multidisciplinary approach to his study, employing a broad range of sources: myths and legends from around the world; symbology; classic and popular literature; films; the work of scientists in a number of disciplines; human psychology; and field work conducted by himself and others. By combining the fundamentals of scientific study with close readings of wide-ranging literary texts, Robisch astutely analyzes the correlation between actual, living wolves and their representation on the page and in the human mind. He also considers the relationship between literary art and the natural world, and argues for a new approach to literary study, an ecocriticism that moves beyond anthropocentrism to examine the complicated relationship between humans and nature.

Comments

Monn Monn
This book by S. K. Robisch is a truly exceptional piece of writing. It blends an enormous amount of research with a clarity that is rare in many such works. It is impressively backed with scholarship from a variey of fields as diverse as animal biology, psychology, history, and tribal spirituality. Robisch also makes use of images of the wolf in popular culture, such as fairytales and the current fascination with werewolf lore, to broaden the public perception of this flesh and blood entity. The point is made that the fate of the wolf and the fate of humanity itself may be more intimately bound together that might be imagined from casual observation. This book is no casual investigation of the complex relationships and systems shared by both man and wolf. The reader is invited to both observe the real lives and habits of wolves and to enter into the realm of myth and the archetype of the wolf as presented in American and world literature. The point is made several times that this creature that is so familiar to us is in fact a great unknown--a true mystery that invites exploration. The possible paradox presented here may be that even though we are invited in to examine this wonderful and wonderous animal, the animal itself may be best served if we simply left it alone.
SlingFire SlingFire
Great copy. Great value. Would buy from this group again. DrJ
Dead Samurai Dead Samurai
I am amazed at S. K. Robisch's ability to put his thoughts into words. This book is pure genious.