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This pathbreaking collection, which contains 19 essays from scholars in a variety of fields, illuminates the work of two centuries of American women nature writers. Some discuss traditional nature writers such as Susan Fenimore Cooper, Mary Austin, Gene Stratton Porter, and Annie Dillard. Others examine the work of Zora Neale Hurston, Gloria Anzaldua, and Leslie Marmon Silko, writers not often associated with this genre. Essays on germinal texts such as Marjory Stoneman Douglas's The Everglades: River of Grass stand alongside examinations of market bulletins and women's gardens, showing how the rich diversity of women's nature writing has shaped and expanded the genre, and enlarged the audience for whom nature mattered.

This second, digital edition contains an updated introduction and author biographies.

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American literature, Women authors, History and criticism, Nature in literature, Women and literature, United States History, Natural history literature


American Literature | United States History | Women's History

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Such News of the Land, 1st edition, from the University of New England library catalog.

1st Edition Publication Information:
2001 by University Press of New England University Press of New England, Hanover, NH 03755; Such news of the land: U.S. women nature writers / Thomas S. Edwards and Elizabeth A. DeWolfe, editors. ISBN 1-58465--097-4; ISBN 1-58465--098-2 (paperback)


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