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'Fiber': a post-pastoral Georgic

Gifford, T (2001) ''Fiber': a post-pastoral Georgic.' In: Weltzien, O.A, ed. The literary art and activism of Rick Bass. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, UT, pp. 248-263. ISBN 9780874806977

Abstract

In his controversial 1998 book Fiber, Rick Bass introduced a troubling dilemma of the literary artist and activist: How can any nature writer engage in celebration of the natural world in the face of environmental degradation? Perhaps, Bass speculated, the "activist is the artist's ashes," the identity that emerges finally from charred remains of a "pure" devotion to the art of nature writing.

Item Type: Book Chapter or Section
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
E History America > E11 America (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary History
P Language and Literature > PS American literature
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2017 20:16
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2017 20:17
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