Bartram's Living Legacy: The Travels and the Nature of the South (Hardcover)

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More than two centuries have passed since the publication of William Bartram's Travels in 1791. His work was visionary, fostered the development of a truly American strain of natural history, and transcended scientific boundaries to deeply influence Coleridge, Wordsworth, and other Romantic poets. His text continues to ignite the imaginations of those who love nature.

Being on the road with Bartram involves cliffhanger encounters with dreadful weather, charismatic predators, and even deadlier humans. And throughout the book, he reveals a deep spiritual connection to nature. Bartram's holism lays the foundation for major themes of modern nature writing as well as environmental philosophy.

In this unique anthology, for the first time Travels is joined with essays acknowledging the debt Southern nature writers owe the man called the "South's Thoreau." This anthology provides us with a starting point for reconstructing the natural heritage of the South.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780881462098
ISBN-10: 0881462098
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2010
Pages: 567
Language: English