By Craig Waddell
Craig Waddell provides essays investigating Rachel Carson’s influential 1962 publication, Silent Spring. In his foreword, Paul Brooks, Carson’s editor at Houghton Mifflin, describes the method that ended in Silent Spring. In an afterword, Linda Lear, Carson’s fresh biographer, recollects the tip of Carson’s existence and descriptions the eye that Carson’s publication and Carson herself acquired from students and biographers, consciousness that centred so minutely on her existence that it detracted from a spotlight on her paintings. The foreword by means of Brooks and the afterword by means of Lear body this exploration in the context of Carson’s lifestyles and work. Contributors are Edward P. J. Corbett, Carol B, Gartner, Cheryll Glotfelty, Randy Harris, M. Jimmie Killingsworth, Linda Lear, Ralph H. Lutts, Christine Oravec, Jacqueline S. Palmer, Markus J. Peterson, Tarla Rai Peterson, and Craig Waddell. jointly, those essays discover Silent Spring’s effectiveness in conveying its nerve-racking message and the rhetorical suggestions that helped create its huge impact.
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data And no birds sing: rhetorical analyses of Rachel Carson's Silent spring / edited by Craig Waddell; with a foreword by Paul Brooks. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. Waddell, Craig. 48-1992. Corbett (19191998), both of whom passed away before the book went to print. Page vii The sedge is wither'd from the lake, And no birds sing. John Keats, "La Belle Dame sans Merci," quoted by Rachel Carson in Silent Spring Page ix CONTENTS Foreword: Rachel Carson and Silent Spring Paul Brooks xi Acknowledgments xix 1 The Reception of Silent Spring: An Introduction Craig Waddell 1 2 Chemical Fallout: Silent Spring, Radioactive Fallout, and the Environmental Movement Ralph H.
Hence, if hypothesis B were valid, one might expect to find in reviews of Silent Spring repeated allusions to the Cold War, nuclear weapons, radiation, and nuclear holocaust. In reading through the approximately six hundred reviews of Silent Spring included in the Carson Papers, I did find such references. 4 However, they cannot fairly be said to be a dominant feature of the reviews. , "It is the most important book that I have read for review"). These nine patterns interact and combine to privilege some readings of Silent Spring more than othersthat is, they define certain cultural experiences or expectations that forestructure responses to the text.
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