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westby Rinda West University of Virginia Press November 2007

Review by Tom J. Hillard

Much ecocriticism romanticises nature and downplays “representations of nature as threatening or fearful”.

Hillard appreciates, rather, that “one of West’s goals is to investigate stories about humans and nature that offer ‘a powerful alternative to despair,’ which she does; but just as importantly, she also argues that in order to do so one must directly confront that despair (161).”

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