Ecology and Literatures in English: Writing to Save the Planet

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    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      In all latitudes, writers hold out a mirror, leading the reader to awareness by telling real or imaginary stories about people of good will who try to save what can be saved, and about animals showing humans the way to follow. Such tales argue that, in spite of all destructions and tragedies, if we are just aware of, and connected to, the real world around us, to the blade of grass at our feet and the star above our heads, there is hope in a reconciliation with the Earth. This may start with the emergence, or, rather, the return, of a nonverbal language, restoring the connection between human beings and the nonhuman world, through a form of communication beyond verbalization. Through a journey in Anglophone literature, with examples taken from Aboriginal, African, American, English, Canadian and Indian works, this book shows the role played by literature in the protection of the planet. It argues that literature reveals the fundamental idea that everything is connected and that it is only when most people are aware of this connection that the world will change. Exactly as a tree is connected with all the animal life in and around it, texts show that nothing should be separated. From Shakespeare's theatre to ecopoetics, from travel writing to detective novels, from children's books to novels, all literary genres show that literature responds to the violence destroying lands, men and nonhuman creatures, whose voices can be heard through texts.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9781527518049. 9781527523395.
    • Accession Number:
      1079759011
    • Accession Number:
      1986578
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    • ABNT:
      FRANÇOISE BESSON, A. Ecology and Literatures in English: Writing to Save the Planet. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019. ISBN 9781527518049. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1986578. Acesso em: 23 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Françoise Besson A. Ecology and Literatures in English: Writing to Save the Planet. Cambridge Scholars Publishing; 2019. Accessed November 23, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1986578
    • APA:
      Françoise Besson, A. (2019). Ecology and Literatures in English: Writing to Save the Planet. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Françoise Besson, Author. 2019. Ecology and Literatures in English: Writing to Save the Planet. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1986578.
    • Harvard:
      Françoise Besson, A. (2019) Ecology and Literatures in English: Writing to Save the Planet. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1986578 (Accessed: 23 November 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Françoise Besson, A 2019, Ecology and Literatures in English: Writing to Save the Planet, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, viewed 23 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Françoise Besson, Author. Ecology and Literatures in English: Writing to Save the Planet. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1986578.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Françoise Besson, Author. Ecology and Literatures in English: Writing to Save the Planet. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1986578.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Françoise Besson A. Ecology and Literatures in English: Writing to Save the Planet [Internet]. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing; 2019 [cited 2020 Nov 23]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1986578