Iowa: A Literary Landscape
The American Landscape and its Effects on
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Machor, James L. Pastoral Cities: Urban Ideals and the Symbolic Landscape of America. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1987.
Miller, David C. "Desert Places:" The Meaning of Swamp, Jungle, and Marsh Images in Nineteenth Century America. Providence, RI : [s.n.], 1982.
Nelson, Robert M. Place and Vision: The Function of Landscape in Native American Fiction. New York : P. Lang, 1993.
Nevius, Blake. Cooper's Landscapes: An Essay on the Picturesque Vision. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1976.
Ringe, Donald A. The Pictorial Mode; Space & Time in the Art of Bryant, Irving, and Cooper. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 1971.
Scheese, Don. Nature Writing: The Pastoral Impulse in America. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1996.
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Westling, Louise Hutchings. The Green Breast of the New World: Landscape, Gender, and American Fiction. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, c1996.
Winters, Laura. Willa Cather: Landscape and Exile. Selinsgrove, PA: Susquehanna University Press, 1993.
The Wider Landscape
Barnhill, David Landis. At Home on the Earth: Becoming Native to Our Place: A Multicultural Anthology. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1999.
Clarke, Graham. The American Landscape: Literary Sources and Documents. Mountfield, East Sussex, U.K.: Helm Information, 1993.
Cooper, James Fenimore, et al. A Landscape Book. New York: G.P. Putnam & Son, 1868.
Daynard, Jodi. The Place Within: Portraits of the American Landscape by Twenty Contemporary Writers. New York: Norton, 1997.
Gidley, M., and Robert Lawson-Peebles. Views of American Landscapes. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1989.
Heart of a Nation: Writers and Photographers Inspired by the American Landscape. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 2000.
Locker, Thomas. Home: A Journey Through America. San Diego, CA: Harcourt, 2000.
Nikola-Lisa, W. America: My Land, Your Land, Our Land. New York: Lee & Low Books, 1997.
Olwig, Kenneth. Landscape, Nature, and the Body Politic: From Britain's Renaissance to America's New World. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2002.
Roemer, Kenneth M. America as Utopia. New York: B. Franklin, 1981.
Schmitt, Peter J. Back to Nature: The Arcadian Myth in Urban America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990, 1969.
Short, John R. Imagined Country: Environment, Culture, and Society. London : Routledge, 1991.
Iowa Literary Landscape
Appendix: Landscape Literature
Appendix: Poetry Sources
Appendix: Feature Films
Appendix: Electronic Works
Appendix: Audio Works
Appendix: Non-English Editions
Appendix: Iowa Folklore
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