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Dramas of Solitude Randall Roorda

Dramas of Solitude

Randall Roorda

Published February 27th 1998
ISBN : 9780791436776
Hardcover
283 pages
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What do stories of nature tell us about the social or ethical purposes of solitude? And what do stories of solitude reveal of the character of nonhuman nature? Dramas of Solitude brings the insights of narrative theory to bear upon the genre ofMoreWhat do stories of nature tell us about the social or ethical purposes of solitude? And what do stories of solitude reveal of the character of nonhuman nature? Dramas of Solitude brings the insights of narrative theory to bear upon the genre of nature writing, to explore the social or ethical purposes of solitude in stories of retreat in nature.Through discussions of texts by Henry D. Thoreau, John C. Van Dyke, Wendell Berry, and student writers, among others, this book complicates social views of literacy with depictions of a solitude held in dynamic relation to a not-only-human community. It will inform the efforts of literary critics and writing teachers alike who hope to reintegrate English studies upon ecological terms.