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The Rhetoric of Wilderness

November 23, 2016

Orion 2014 Issue marking 50 years of the Wilderness Act

William Cronon, “The Trouble with Wilderness: or, Getting Back to the Wrong Nature”

which refers to Berry’s “Preserving Wildness” and all the way back to the beginnings of the course, Thoreau’s “in wildness is the preservation of the world,” from “Walking.”

Horton’s “What is Natural, What is Right” is from his book Bay Country.Ā Could we consider the Chesapeake as a wilderness area? Would that help preserve it?

For more by Carolyn Finney, author of Black Faces, White Spaces, see/hear this essay (and audio performance piece) on her urban land ethic, “Ode to New York: A Performance Piece.”

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