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 (Unpublished)

Abstract

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.

Additional Information

Public lecture given in the U.S. in 1990

Item type Other
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/17623
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 2005 Literary Studies
Current > Collections > McLaren Papers
Keywords literature, urban world, nature, culture, novels, MCLAREN-BOXF5-DOC3
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