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Forests: The Shadow of Civilization

Forests: The Shadow of Civilization

by Robert Pogue Harrison

Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226318073
Pages: 287
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 8 Mb
Date posting: 2020-05-23


As Western civilization cleared its space in the midst of the forests, it projected into the sylvan darkness its secret and innermost anxieties; in the forest's shadow we find enchantment, terror, and irony. In this wide-ranging exploration of the role of forests in Western thought, Robert Pogue Harrison enriches our understanding not only of the forest's place in the cultural imagination of the West, but also of the ecological dilemmas that now confront us so urgently. Harrison offers a richly detailed account ...