The Ecological Alternative: Edward Abbey, the New Left, and Environmental Authenticity
作者: Alexander Menrisky
刊名: Criticism, 2019, Vol.61 (1)
来源数据库: Wayne State University Press
原始语种摘要: This essay explores a narrative conflict between selfhood and ecology in Edward Abbey’s Desert Solitaire in order to gain an understanding of how New Left thought—specifically, its politics of direct governance and individual authenticity—has left an impression on literary representations of nature and wilderness. Abbey’s seemingly apolitical stance is deceiving, given his pursuit of the alternative social structures and self-fulfillment crucial to New Left politics. If Abbey shares the New Left’s intellectual lineage and its distrust of state apparatuses, however, he does not necessarily consider authenticity a politically useful value, especially for environmental thinking. This article advances two closely intertwined arguments. First, I contend that when married to an ecological...
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  • authenticity 确实性
  • impression 感动
  • believe 认为
  • rhetoric 修辞学
  • contend 竞争
  • wilderness 荒野
  • distrust 不信任
  • precisely 准确地
  • pursuit 追踪
  • understanding 理解