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Author Babcock, Matthew James.

Title Private fire : Robert Francis's ecopoetry and prose / Matthew James Babcock
Published Newark : University of Delaware Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (217 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- The influence of Dickinson and Frost -- Sex, gender, and the rural erotic -- Fiction and non-fiction -- Ecospirituality and ecopolitics -- Economy, place, and space -- The experiemental environmental -- Valhalla -- Conclusion
Summary Matthew J. Babcock's Private Fire: Robert Francis's Ecopoetry and Prose presents an introduction to and analysis of nearly six decades of nature-centered literature produced by one of America's most intriguing but tragically obscure writers. Private Fire tracks the steady trajectory of Francis's life and career, situates him among more visible twentieth-century writers, and presents a broad and eclectic explication of his contribution to American environmental literature. Specifically, readers will investigate the influence Dickinson and Frost exerted on Francis, Francis's traditional and expe
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Francis, Robert, 1901-1987 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Ecology in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010011942
ISBN 1611490235 (electronic bk.)
9781611490237 (electronic bk.)
(cl. ; alk. paper)
(cl. ; alk. paper)