Twentieth-Century American Western Writers by William Baker; Kenneth Womack
Call Number: MT662 .D76 2008
Publication Date: 1999
American Nature Writers by John E. Elder (Editor)
Call Number: PS163 .A6
Publication Date: 1996
The Literary Art and Activism of Rick Bass by O. Alan WeltzienIn 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. In The Literary Art and Activism of Rick Bass, the first comprehensive collection of literary criticism to address Bass's work, fifteen scholars elucidate the development of social, political, and personal issues in Bass’s fiction and nonfiction.
Publication Date: 2001
From the Center of Tradition by Barbara J. Cook; David Hamilton (Foreword by)Linda Hogan, a Chickasaw poet, novelist, essayist, playwright, and activist, is widely considered to be one of the most influential and provocative Native American figures on the contemporary literary landscape. Although her work has been the focus of numerous essays and conference presentations, until now there has not been a collection of critical essays based solely on her work. This collections ten unpublished essays and one interview with Hogan reflect the most current and productive critical commentary on Linda Hogans texts.Hogan writes about community and the traditional indigenous relationships to the land and its plants and animals. The critical essays in From the Center of Tradition place Hogans work at the heart of current discussions in American literature. Rather than focus on a single facet of her writing, eight scholars of Native American literature discuss the range of her work from several perspectives, including ecocritical, post-colonial, and feminist studies; American Indian studies; and narrative theory. From the Center of Tradition suggests productive avenues of continued study for not only Hogans body of work but also work by other Native American authors. From the Center of Tradition presents new perspectives and a deeper understanding of Hogans writing for scholars and students in American fiction, Native American literature, womens studies, environmental literature, as well as for readers of her novels, nonfiction, and poetry.