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Buell, Lawrence

Works: 46 works in 276 publications in 3 languages and 15,677 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Biography  Sources  Educational films  Internet videos  Poetry  Miscellanea  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Author of introduction, Editor, Other
Classifications: PS3057.N3, 810.938
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Most widely held works by Lawrence Buell
Literary transcendentalism; style and vision in the American Renaissance by Lawrence Buell( Book )

29 editions published between 1973 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 1,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emerson by Lawrence Buell( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born into the age of inspired amateurism that emerged from the ruins of pre-revolutionary political, religious, and cultural institutions, Emerson took up the challenge of thinking about the role of the United States alone and in the world. In this book Lawrence Buell conveys both the style and substance of Emerson's accomplishment--in his conception of America as the transplantation of Englishness into the new world, and in his prodigious work as writer, religious thinker, and philosopher. Here we see the paradoxical key to his success, the fierce insistence on independence that acted so magnetically upon all around him. At a time when Americans and non-Americans alike are struggling to understand what this country is, and what it is about, Emerson gives us an answer in the figure of this representative American, an American for all, and for all times
New England literary culture from revolution through renaissance by Lawrence Buell( Book )

37 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The environmental imagination : Thoreau, nature writing, and the formation of American culture by Lawrence Buell( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intricate and challenging in its arguments, yet engagingly and elegantly written, The Environmental Imagination is a major work of scholarship, one that establishes a new basis for the reading of American nature writing
Writing for an endangered world : literature, culture, and environment in the U.S. and beyond by Lawrence Buell( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a conception of the physical environment--whether built or natural--as simultaneously found and constructed, and treats imaginative representations of it as acts of both discovery and invention. A number of the chapters develop this idea through parallel studies of figures identified with either "natural" or urban settings: John Muir and Jane Addams; Aldo Leopold and William Faulkner; Robinson Jeffers and Theodore Dreiser; Wendell Berry and Gwendolyn Brooks. Focusing on nineteenth- and twentieth-century writers, but ranging freely across national borders, this book reimagines city and country as a single complex landscape
The future of environmental criticism : environmental crisis and literary imagination by Lawrence Buell( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the leading theorists in ecocriticism offers a critical summary of the ecocritical movement, tracing origins of the movment in the 1970s & following developments through to the present time
The dream of the great American novel by Lawrence Buell( Book )

18 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The idea of 'the great American novel' continues to thrive almost as vigorously as in its nineteenth-century heyday, defying 150 years of attempts to dismiss it as amateurish or obsolete. Lawrence Buell demonstrates that its history is a key to the dynamics of national literature and national identity itself. The dream of the G.A.N., as Henry James nicknamed it, crystallized soon after the Civil War. In in-depth readings of selected contenders from the 1850s onward, Buell delineates four 'scripts' for G.A.N. candidates. One, illustrated by The Scarlet Letter, is the adaptation of the novel's story-line by later writers, often in ways that are contrary to the original author's own design. Other aspirants, including The Great Gatsby and Invisible Man, engage the American Dream of remarkable transformation from humble origins. A third script, seen in Uncle Tom's Cabin and Beloved, is the family saga that grapples with racial and other social divisions. Finally, mega-novels from Moby-Dick to Gravity's Rainbow feature assemblages of characters who dramatize in microcosm the promise and pitfalls of democracy. The canvas of the great American novel is in constant motion, reflecting revolutions in fictional fashion, the changing face of authorship, and the inseparability of high culture from popular. As Buell reveals, the elusive G.A.N. showcases the myth of the United States as a nation perpetually under construction."--Jacket
The Morgesons and other writings, published and unpublished by Elizabeth Stoddard( Book )

23 editions published between 1984 and 1997 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Elizabeth Stoddard's revolutionary novel explores the conflict between a woman's instinct, passion, and will, and the social taboos, family allegiances, and traditional New England restraint that inhibit her. Set in a small seaport town, The Morgesons (1862) is the dramatic story of Cassandra Morgeson's fight against social and religious norms in a quest for sexual, spiritual, and economic autonomy." "A female bildungsroman that embodies the convergence of the melodrama and sexual undercurrents of gothic romance and Victorian social realism, The Morgesons marks an important transition in the development of the novel and evoked comparisons during Stoddard's lifetime with such masters as Balzac, Tolstoy, Eliot, the Brontes, and Hawthorne." --Book Jacket
Shades of the planet : American literature as world literature( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a globalizing age, studying American literature in isolation from the rest of the world seems less and less justified. But is the conceptual box of the nation dispensable? What would American literature look like without it? Leading scholars take up this debate in this book, beginning not with the United States as center, but with the world as circumference. This reversed frame yields a surprising landscape, alive with traces of West Africa, Eastern Europe, Iran, Iraq, India, China, Mexico, and Australia. The Broadway musical Oklahoma! has aboriginal antecedents; Black English houses an African syntax; American slavery consorts with the Holocaust; Philip Roth keeps company with Milan Kundera; the crime novel moves south of the border; and R.P. Blackmur lectures in Japan. A national literature becomes haunted by the world when that literature is seen extending to the Pacific, opening up to Islam, and accompanying African-American authors as they travel. Highlighting American literature as a fold in a planet-wide fabric, this pioneering volume transforms the field, redrawing its institutional as well as geographical map. The contributors are Rachel Adams, Jonathan Arac, Homi Bhabha, Lawrence Buell, Wai Chee Dimock, Susan Stanford Friedman, Paul Giles, David Palumbo-Liu, Ross Posnock, Joseph Roach, and Eric J. Sundquist
The American transcendentalists : essential writings( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An accessible anthology of important writings by members of the American Transcendentalist movement features works by all of the major literary figures, including Emerson, Thoreau, and Fuller
Ralph Waldo Emerson : a collection of critical essays( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A generation ago Prentice Hall's Twentieth Century Views series set the standard for truly useful collections of literary criticism on widely studied authors. These collections of essays, selected and introduced by distinguished scholars, made the most informative and provocative critical work on each writer easily available to students, scholars, and the general public. Now the New Century Views series, co-edited offers volumes of the same excellence for the contemporary moment
The New England transcendentalists( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expert interviews, dramatic re-creations at Walden Pond, and readings from major works are used to explore the evolution of the American Transcendentalist Movement in the early 19th century
The American transcendentalists Concord, Massachusetts( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ideas and ideals of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Margaret Fuller continue to shape the discourse of literature, philosophy, and religion in America. This program traces the origins and defines the concept of Transcendentalism; spotlights key landmarks in and around Concord, where the Transcendental movement got its start; and profiles Emerson, Thoreau, and Fuller in depth
Henry David Thoreau in his own words( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed on location in and around Concord, Cambridge and Cape Cod, this program brings Henry David Thoreau to life using dramatic passages from "Walden" and "Civil disobedience." Also includes commentary on the works, Thoreau's life, and the times in which he lived
Leaves of grass, and selected prose by Walt Whitman( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Walt Whitman (1819-92) approached his poetic career with high expectations. He dared to hope that he might become the poet of America. For many years the reception was cool enough to shake even Whitman's boundless optimism. But the twentieth century has justified him. We now recognize Whitman not only as a major writer, but as unique among American poets for his innovativeness, for his influence on world literature, and for the fullness with which he expressed American values."--Lawrence Buell, from the introduction. Donated by Prabu Vasan
The design of literature by Lawrence Buell( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mars Hill audio journal 86 May/June 2007( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thoreau's sense of place : essays in American environmental writing by Richard J Schneider( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent Thoreau studies have shifted to an emphasis on the green" Thoreau, on Thoreau the environmentalist, rooted firmly in particular places and interacting with particular objects. In the wake of Buell's Environmental Imagination, the nineteen essayists in this challenging volume address the central questions in Thoreau studies today: how "green," how immersed in a sense of place, was Thoreau really, and how has this sense of place affected the tradition of nature writing in America?
Prismatic ecology : ecotheory beyond green by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Lawrence Buell American academic

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English (226)

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New England literary culture from revolution through renaissanceThe environmental imagination : Thoreau, nature writing, and the formation of American cultureWriting for an endangered world : literature, culture, and environment in the U.S. and beyondThe future of environmental criticism : environmental crisis and literary imaginationThe Morgesons and other writings, published and unpublishedShades of the planet : American literature as world literatureThe American transcendentalists : essential writingsRalph Waldo Emerson : a collection of critical essaysThoreau's sense of place : essays in American environmental writing