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Myths of Wilderness in Contemporary Narratives

Environmental Postcolonialism in Australia and Canada

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Part of the Literatures, Cultures, and the Environment book series (LCE)

About this book


The concept of 'wilderness' as a foundational idea for environmentalist thought has become the subject of vigorous debates. Myths of Wilderness in Contemporary Narratives offers a taxonomy of the forms that wilderness writing has taken in Australian and Canadian literature, re-emphasizing both country's origins as colonies.


Canada colonialism culture environment lake Narrative taxonomy

About the authors

KYLIE CRANE is a Junior Professor for Anglophone Literatures and Cultures at the University of Mainz, Germany.

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"Quite expansive and thought-provoking . . . Myths of Wilderness is a useful contribution to scholarship on wilderness writing." - Journal of Postcolonial Writing