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The closed frontier : from subjugation to equilibrium. A study of man against nature in two wilderness narratives

McLaren, John (1990) The closed frontier : from subjugation to equilibrium. A study of man against nature in two wilderness narratives. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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Contains a literary discussion on the wilderness literature influenced by closures of frontiers around the globe by the end of the nineteenth century. With the closing of the frontiers to further settlement has also come a new recognition of the power of nature and the need to seek accommodation rather than domination. This has led to a literature which seeks to produce a culture based on a relationship of partnership between humans and nature, and which looks at wilderness not as a resource to exploit but as a place where we can return to the natural sources of our human cultures and conscious existence. McLaren hereby encloses two wilderness narratives: Norman Maclean’s A River Runs Through It, and James McQueen’s Hook’s Mountain.

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Public lecture given in the U.S. in 1990

Uncontrolled Keywords: literature, urban world, nature, culture, novels, MCLAREN-BOXF5-DOC3
Subjects: FOR Classification > 2005 Literary Studies
Collections > McLaren Papers
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2011 02:55
Last Modified: 24 May 2013 04:12
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/17623
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