Going Away to Think

Going Away to Think

Engagement, Retreat, and Ecocritical Responsibility

Book - 2008
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Scott Slovic has spent his life as a teacher, writer, environmental activist, and leader in the field of ecocritical literary studies. In Going Away to Think , he reflects on the twin motivations of his life--the commitment to do some good in the world and the impulse to enjoy life and participate fully in its most intense moments--and he examines the tension created by his efforts to balance these two poles of his responsibility. These essays reveal the complex inner life of one of this generation's most important environmental critics and literary activists. They range from profound discussions of the role and responsibilities of scholarship to deeply personal ruminations on the impact of family crises and the influence of his wide-ranging travels.
Publisher: Reno :, University of Nevada Press,, 2008.
ISBN: 9780874177565
0874177561
Branch Call Number: 810.936 SL
Characteristics: pages cm

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