Artifacts and Illuminations: Critical Essays on Loren by Tom Lynch,Susan Naramore Maher

By Tom Lynch,Susan Naramore Maher

Loren Eiseley (1907–77) is among the most vital American nature writers of the 20th century and an trendy practitioner of artistic nonfiction. a local of Lincoln, Nebraska, Eiseley used to be a professor of anthropology and a prolific author and poet who labored to convey an knowing of technological know-how to most people, incorporating faith, philosophy, and technology into his explorations of the human brain and the passage of time.

As a author who bridged the sciences and the arts, Eiseley is a problem for students locked into inflexible disciplinary limitations. Artifacts and Illuminations, the 1st full-length number of severe essays at the writing of Eiseley, situates his paintings within the genres of artistic nonfiction and nature writing. The contributing students practice numerous severe techniques, together with ecocriticism and place-oriented experiences ranging throughout prairie, city, and foreign contexts. individuals discover such varied subject matters as Eiseley’s use of anthropomorphism and Jungian options and look at how his paintings was once knowledgeable by way of synecdoche. lengthy late, this assortment demonstrates Eiseley’s carrying on with relevance as either a talented literary craftsman and a profound philosopher concerning the human position within the normal world.

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