And No Birds Sing: Rhetorical Analyses of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring

Craig Waddell presents essays investigating Rachel Carson s influential 1962 book, Silent Spring In his foreword, Paul Brooks, Carson s editor at Houghton Mifflin, describes the process that resulted in Silent Spring In an afterword, Linda Lear, Carson s recent biographer, recalls the end of Carson s life and outlines the attention that Carson s book and Carson hersCraig Waddell presents essays investigating Rachel Carson s influential 1962 book, Silent Spring In his foreword, Paul Brooks, Carson s editor at Houghton Mifflin, describes the process that resulted in Silent Spring In an afterword, Linda Lear, Carson s recent biographer, recalls the end of Carson s life and outlines the attention that Carson s book and Carson herself received from scholars and biographers, attention that focused so minutely on her life that it detracted from a focus on her work The foreword by Brooks and the afterword by Lear frame this exploration within the context of Carson s life 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 Together, these essays explore Silent Spring s effectiveness in conveying its disturbing message and the rhetorical strategies that helped create its wide influence.
And No Birds Sing Rhetorical Analyses of Rachel Carson s Silent Spring Craig Waddell presents essays investigating Rachel Carson s influential book Silent Spring In his foreword Paul Brooks Carson s editor at Houghton Mifflin describes the process that resulted

  • Title: And No Birds Sing: Rhetorical Analyses of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring
  • Author: Craig Waddell Linda Lear Paul Brooks
  • ISBN: 9780809322190
  • Page: 433
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “And No Birds Sing: Rhetorical Analyses of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring”

    1. And No Birds Sing provides a collection of 9 essays of rhetorical analysis of Carson's Silent Spring, as well as an introduction by Paul Brooks (friend and publisher) and an afterword by Linda Lear (biographer). The articles are short, clear, and well-written. Such a book would be particularly useful the next time I teachSilent Springbecause I find students sometimes have trouble seeing the literary merits of the work and they also sometimes struggle to know how to analyze non-fiction narratives [...]

    2. Silent Spring likewise creates a bipolar, melodramatic picture, with the pesticide industry and its henchmen in the Department of Agriculture on one side; Carson and a few heroic biologists and concerned citizens on the other; and with fainting nature and the unsuspecting American public costarring as damsels in distress.

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