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- DescriptionRanging widely across scholarly disciplines, Back to Nature illuminates the response of seventeenth-century culture, especially English literature, to the way urbanization, capitalism, Protestantism, colonialism, Skepticism, empiricism, and new technologies conspired to alienate people from both the earth and reality itself.
- Author BiographyRobert N. Watson is Professor of English and Associate Vice-Provost for Educational Innovation at the University of California, Los Angeles. His previous books include The Rest Is Silence: Death as Annihilation in the English Renaissance, Ben Jonson's Parodic Strategy: Literary Imperialism in the Comedies, and Shakespeare and the Hazards of Ambition.
- PrizesWinner of Winner of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment prize for the Best Book of Ecocriticism of 2005-2006 and Winner of the 2006 Elizabeth Dietz Memorial Prize for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, from the editors of Studies in English Literature and Nemed 2005-2006 Best Book in Ecocriticism by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment and Winner of the 2006 Elizabeth Dietz Memorial Prize for the year's best book in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, from the editors of Studies in Eng.
- Author(s)Robert N. Watson
- PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania Press
- Date of Publication05/12/2007
- GenreLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationPennsylvania
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Pennsylvania Press
- Content Note51 illus.
- Width155 mm
- Height235 mm
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