Spirits of place in American literary culture

"What might it mean, existentially and spiritually, to form an intimate relation with discrete places on earth? This book offers a uniquely integrative perspective on the matter. Centered on analyzing US literatures, it reflects a theological phenomenology cognizant of the spiritualities ground...

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Main Author: Gatta, John (Author)
Format: Print Book
Language: English
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Published: New York, NY Oxford University Press [2018]
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains: B USA / Homeland novel / Home (Native place) / Space (Motif) / Zugehörigkeit (Motiv)
Further subjects: B American literature History and criticism
B Spirituality in literature
B Transcendence (Philosophy) in literature
B Home in literature
B Sacred space in literature
B Place (Philosophy) in literature
B American literature
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Summary: "What might it mean, existentially and spiritually, to form an intimate relation with discrete places on earth? This book offers a uniquely integrative perspective on the matter. Centered on analyzing US literatures, it reflects a theological phenomenology cognizant of the spiritualities grounded in First Nature as well as settled spaces" --
s Introduction 1. Houses of the Spirit Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Stowe, Cather, Robinson, Gaines Transcendental and Other Soul-Shelters in Antebellum America Nathaniel Hawthorne's Home "Somewhere Else" Harriet's Houses When Houses are No Longer Homes 2. Spirits of Pilgrimage, Peregrination, and Re-Placement Lopez, Servid, Muir, Momaday, Bradstreet, Thoreau, Snyder, Berry, Haskell Moving On and Beginning Again From Pilgrim's Way to the Open Road Localism vs. Globalism Two Versions of Globally-Engaged Localism 3. The Place of Imagination Whitman, Nelson, Véa The Earthiness of Imagination and a Phenomenology of Place The Contemplative Reach of Imagination: Poetry of Walt Whitman and Marilyn Nelson Numinous Layerings of Place as Palimpsest 4. Sacred Sites and Geographies Thoreau, Tillinghast, Black Elk, Melville, Lincoln, Abbey, Williams, Norris, Day, Baldwin, Kazin Orientations of the Genius Loci Hallowed Battlegrounds and Burial Grounds The Spiritual Fecundity of Wastelands City Scenes of Grace 5. Contemplating Site-Based Education and Place-making Current Concepts and Practices of Site-Based Education The Rationale for Contemplative Learning in Place A Case-Study in Localized Learning Afterword
ISBN: 0190646543
9780190646547