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Published: 31 October 2020

240 Pages | 3 black and white illustrations

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781789622058

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Ecocritics and Ecoskeptics

A Humanist Reading of Recent French Ecofiction

Jonathan F. Krell

Liverpool University Press

Studies in Modern and Contemporary France

  • Ecocritics and Ecoskeptics considers not only authors who are deeply concerned about the environmental crisis, but also some who express skepticism about environmentalism, not because they are conservative Christians or fossil fuel enthusiasts, but because they are thoughtfully wary of the antihumanism, opportunism, humorlessness, and self-righteousness present in certain voices of the environmentalist movement
  • Ecocritics and Ecoskeptics takes a fresh look at the coexistence of environmentalism and humanism
  • Ecocritics and Ecoskeptics studies works primarily by French novelists and intellectuals, but all quotes are translated into English to benefit non-Francophone readers
  • Ecocritics and Ecoskeptics considers not only environmental problems such as waste, nuclear power, and industrialization, but also the beauty of pure and hybrid nature (tides, clouds, gardens), as well as "the animal question": Where is the borderline between humans and animals, and should nonhumans be legal subjects?