Entangled Edens: Visions of the Amazon PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Candace Slater

Entangled Edens: Visions of the Amazon

University of California Press
Publication date: April 2012
ISBN: 9780520926011
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""The skill with which [Slater] combines various levels and modalities of narrative, utilizing her personal experience as a colorful unifying thread, is truly remarkable.""â¿¿Antonio Candido, author of Antonio Candido: On Literature and Society (Howard S. Becker, editor) ""A very important book, that quite gracefully, elegantly, and persuasively moves beyond the usual 'myth and history' format to put at its center stories about the Amazon and the people who tell them. Entangled Edens persuasively argues that the Amazon can only be grasped, understood, and come to terms with through its myths and stories. It addresses a very real failing of modern environmentalism, which for all its virtues, tends to dehumanize and metaphorically depopulate, when it does not villainize, populations that do share its concerns or share them in very different ways. Instead of forcing us to choose between land and people, Slater uses the stories and the people who tell them to rethink human relations with nature and each other.""â¿¿Richard White, author of The Organic Machine: The Remaking of the Columbia River ""Elegant, erudite, profoundly serious, Entangled Edens is a source of inspiration and knowledge for the reader interested in the Amazon. Without the cultural tradition and the life experience of Amazonia's people, any analysis of the Amazon risks becoming inconsequential or opportunistic. This is one of the powerful messages of this important reflection on the Amazon, whose greatest riches are ultimately its people. Candace Slater has written a book that will last.""â¿¿Milton Hatoum, author of The Tree of the Seventh Heaven(1994) and The Brothers (2002)
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