El canto de la tierra: W. H. Hudson y el estado natural

Translated title of the contribution: The song of the earth: The state of nature in W. H. Hudson

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Abstract

Against the backdrop of the ecological crisis spawned by modern progress, literature has renewed its representations of the Golden Age and of the lost organic community. The anglo-argentine writer W. H. Hudson, in his novel Green Mansions (1904), offers an early exploration of today's greatest ecological catastrophe: the destruction of South America's rainforests, pitting the idealistic but destructive invasion of Abel, the modern man, against the state of nature of the bird-girl Rima. Rima's call can still he heard at the beginning of the third millenium after Christ.

Translated title of the contributionThe song of the earth: The state of nature in W. H. Hudson
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)15-31
Number of pages17
JournalAnales de Literatura Hispanoamericana
Volume33
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Ecology
  • Golden Age
  • Modernity
  • Myth
  • Nature
  • Rainforests
  • W. H. Hudson

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Literature and Literary Theory

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