Nature's Voice: A Review of Environmental Literature
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I started this essay with the intention of crafting a new chapter, a 21st century update, to Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. What I soon found was that this task is fundamentally impossible. There can't be another Silent Spring because it isn't 1962 anymore. The context has changed. This train of thought brought me the realization that the environment of a writer is inherent in his work. There is no separating a piece of writing from its publication date. Over time, writing styles have changed, media have changed and public opinions have changed. So, written works not only offer us insight into the writers themselves, they offer a glimpse into the atmospheres and social conditions that these writers worked in.
Artifacts, 6 (2012)