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Rodger, Katharine A. (Katharine Anne) 1974-

Overview
Works: 7 works in 21 publications in 1 language and 2,629 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: QL365.4.U6, 578.77092
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Most widely held works by Katharine A Rodger
Breaking through essays, journals, and travelogues of Edward F. Ricketts by Edward Flanders Ricketts ( )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This unprecedented collection, featuring previously unpublished pieces as well as others for the first time in their original from, reflects the wide scope of Ricketts's scientific philosophical, and literary interests during the years he lived and worked on Cannery Row in Monterey, California
Renaissance man of Cannery Row the life and letters of Edward F. Ricketts by Edward Flanders Ricketts ( )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This portrait of one of John Steinbeck's closest friends illuminates the life and work of a figure central to the development of scientific and literary thought in the 20th century. Marine biologist Edward F. Ricketts is perhaps best known as the inspiration for John Steinbeck's most empathic literary characters Doc in Cannery Row, Slim in Of Mice and Men, Jim Casy in The Grapes of Wrath, and Lee in East of Eden. The correspondence of this accomplished scientist, writer, and philosopher reveals the influential exchange of ideas he shared with such prominent thinkers and artists as Henry Miller
The pleasant burden of corresponding : life and letters of Edward F. Ricketts by Edward Flanders Ricketts ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The pleasant burden of corresponding" : life and letters of Edward F. Ricketts by Katharine A Rodger ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Breaking through essays, journals, and travelogues of Edward F by Edward Flanders Ricketts ( )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Toward the Western Sea" science, culture, and narrative in the American Pacific by Katharine A Rodger ( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"`Toward the Western Sea" examines the rise and evolution of the literature of the American Pacific from 1840 through 1950. The particularities of the coastal environment and the communities that form along and within the Pacific Rim helped define a major western U.S. literary tradition, intermingling science, aesthetics, and social theory. These representations of human communities and environmental isolation continue to influence 20th- and 21st -century U.S. literature. I examine the work of five seminal writers who engage with contemporary scientific and cultural discourses to interpret the conditions of communal interdependence and social isolation as both human and environmental phenomena. Richard Henry Dana, Jr. viewed the Pacific and California as a frontier that held both degenerative and regenerative possibilities for individuals and the nation, and his narrative envisions the region as a site of personal and communal discovery. Herman Melville found potent metaphor in the insularity of island life for his critique of the isolating impact of capitalism on individuals and communities both in the Pacific and at home in the U.S., and the ultimate failure of democracy. The writing Jack London produced in and about the Pacific captures the ideological dialectic that he struggled with throughout much of his life--between the individual and the collective--and is elucidated especially in his consideration of disease and medical science in those texts. Robinson Jeffers's narrative poems of the 1920s are the foundation of his philosophy of Inhumanism, a holistic paradigm conceived of the poet's rhizomatic thinking about astronomy and principles of California geology, set against the backdrop of the Pacific. Finally, John Steinbeck's ecological explorations of Monterey and the Gulf of California are identified as the foundation of mid 20th-century literary conceptions of the Pacific Rim region as a macroecosystem
Breaking Through ( )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Rodger, Katharine Anne
Languages
English (21)
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