Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Literary Naturalists

Question: Who are some of the great literary naturalists?

Answer: “The English classroom is home to some of the great classic and contemporary literary naturalists: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, Rachel Carson, Edward Abbey, Loren Eiseley, Barry Lopez, Annie Dillard. Theirs is a prose of place, a world of words, an evocation….” P. 62.

Comment: A reminder that these literary naturalists should be part of our literature program. RayS.

Title: “A Walk on the Wilder Side.” ME Dakin,et al. English Journal (January 20011), 62-70.

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