Winter 1987 • Vol. IX No. 1 Book Reviews |

(Re)Covering the Landscape: New Scholarship on Americans and Nature

The writer has much to do even to create a theme for himself. . . .It is only when many observations of different periods have been brought together that he begins to grasp his subject and can make one pertinent and just observation. HENRY DAVID THOREAU, Journal Writing Nature: Henry Thoreau's Journal by Sharon Cameron. New York: Oxford University Press, 1985. 192 pages. $18.95. Rediscovering America: John Muir in His Time and Ours by Frederick Turner. New York: Viking Press, 1985. 416 pages. $25.00. Prairie Women: Images in American and Canadian Fiction by Carol Fairbanks. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1986. 300 pages. $22.00. The Fall into Eden: Landscape and Imagination in California by David Wyatt. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1986. 272 pages. $24.95. In Writing Nature: Henry Thoreau's Journal, Sharon Cameron argues that Thoreau was as much concerned with fragmentary experiences as he was with presenting the "wholeness of nature," that in fact th

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