Reading Aridity in Western American Literature (Kobo eBook)

Reading Aridity in Western American Literature By Cordelia Barrera, Ron Broglio, Jennifer Dawes, Paul Formisano, Quinn Grover, Amy T. Hamilton, Zachary R. Hernandez, Tom Lynch, Kyoko Matsunaga, Celina Osuna, Holly Jean Richard, Jada Ach, Gary Reger, Jada Ach, Gary Reger Cover Image
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In literary and cinematic representations, deserts often betoken collapse and dystopia. Reading Aridity in Western American Literature offers readings of literature set in the American Southwest from ecocritical and new materialist perspectives. This book explores the diverse epistemologies, histories, relationships, futures, and possibilities that emerge from the representation of American deserts in fiction, film, and literary art, and traces the social, cultural, economic, and biotic narratives that foreground deserts, prompting us to reconsider new, provocative modes of human/nonhuman engagement in arid ecogeographies.

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ISBN-13: 9781793622020
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: December 14th, 2020