“An Insect View of Its Plain”: Insects, Nature and God in by Rosemary Scanlon McTier

By Rosemary Scanlon McTier

throughout the 19th century, bugs grew to become a truly stylish topic of analysis, and the writing of the day mirrored this recognition. in spite of the fact that, regardless of an elevated modern curiosity in ecocriticism and cultural entomology, students have mostly missed the presence of bugs in nineteenth-century literature. This quantity addresses that severe hole via exploring the cultural and literary place of bugs within the paintings of Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, and John Muir. It examines the ideals those authors proportion in regards to the nature of our connection to bugs and what bugs need to educate approximately construction and our position in it. a major contribution to either ecocriticism and literary entomology, this paintings contributes a lot to the certainty of Thoreau, Dickinson, and Muir as nature writers, typical scientists, entomologists, and botanists, and their intimate and hugely non secular relationships with nature.

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