Mark Mossman (essay date winter 1997)
SOURCE: Mossman, Mark. “The Rhetoric of a Nature Writer: Subversion, Persuasion, and Ambiguity in the Writings of Edward Abbey.” Journal of American Culture 20, no. 4 (winter 1997): 79-85.
[In the following essay, Mossman identifies principal traits of the American nature writing genre and places Abbey with this tradition.]
The genre of nature writing in American literature is rich in tradition and cultural significance. It has produced such canonical figures and texts as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry...
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