23. The Apple doesn't fall Far from the Tree: Western American Literature and Environmental Literary Criticism

  1. Nicolas S. Witschi
  1. Hal Crimmel

Published Online: 27 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444396591.ch23

A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West

A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West

How to Cite

Crimmel, H. (2011) The Apple doesn't fall Far from the Tree: Western American Literature and Environmental Literary Criticism, in A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West (ed N. S. Witschi), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444396591.ch23

Editor Information

  1. Western Michigan University, USA

Author Information

  1. Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405187336

Online ISBN: 9781444396591

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Keywords:

  • the apple doesn't fall far from the tree - western American literature, and environmental literary criticism;
  • critics of western American literature - sensitive to questions of place, human relationship to nature;
  • canon of western American literature - and history, diverse than mainstream definitions;
  • today's readers of Western American Literature - encountering essays, on canonical figures;
  • literature and criticism of the New West - expanding the critical canon;
  • ecocriticism, validating - study of literature, criticism connected to the natural world;
  • Western writers, like ecocritics - realizing, that celebrating the West and its landscapes, were not enough any more;
  • western American literature - awareness of the paradox between the West's dramatic natural landscapes, and the diminished nature;
  • western American literature - and ecocriticism, in many respects inseparable

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • References and Further Reading