Landscape Reading Notes

Landscape Reading Notes - LA 1203 Reading Midterm Things to...

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LA 1203 Reading Midterm Things to study Memorize authors with writings RALPH WALDO EMERSON: The Shot Heard Round the World HENRY JAMES: Reflected Distinction OWEN WISTER: Old Yellowstone Days, The Virginian ABRAHAM LINCOLN: The Gettysburg Address MARY ROBERTS RINEHART: Ride the Rockies and Save Your Soul RUDYARD KIPLING: On Tour through the Yellowstone JOHN BURROUGHS: Divine Abyss HARRIET MONROE: Two Yosemite Poems CARL SANDBURG: Scrapers of the Deep Winds THOMAS WOLFE: Gulping the Great West GEORGE CATLIN: A Nation's Park FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED: Preservation for All JAMES BRYCE: Should Cars be Allowed in Yosemite? CHARLES DICKENS: The Factories of Lowell BAYARD TAYLOR: A Second World MARK TWAIN: The Hawaii Volcanoes WALLACE STEGNER: The Marks of Human Passage BERNARD DE VOTO: Footloose in Democracy ANNIE DILLARD: Pilgram at Tinker Creek ALDO LEOPOLD: February, Sand JOHN MCFEE: The Atchafalaya Italics paragraphs by David Harmon Quotes that come from articles Possible Questions Notes from the Articles MIRROR OF AMERICA: Edited by David Harmon National Park idea: there are few places whose qualities are so outstanding that they are worth preserving from undue human intervention because through our act of self restraint, these places realize their capacity to enlighten us about ourselves. It is a compound of idealism and commercialism. JOHN MUIR: A MEETING IN THE VALLEY Muir wrote a letter to Emerson inviting him with all his ‘earnestness’ to stay and see Yosemite with him Muir described Emerson as ‘serene as a sequoia’ After Emerson visited Yosemite for 5 days, Muir followed him to see the Mariposa Grove Accompanied by many famous people including Robert Underwood, Johnson, Burrows, and Theodore Roosevelt OWEN WISTER: OLD YELLOWSTONE DAYS Recalled what the old Yellowstone park was like in its earlier years Established formulas and phrases that are now pure American (like gun fights and stuff) Created the old western genre MARY ROBERTS RINEHART: RIDE THE ROCKIES AND SAVE YOUR SOUL Originated the humorous mystery novel; rode with Howard Eden Drawn to the physical challenges of the great wilderness parks of the west Encouraged women to follow her lead
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Main message: National parks are diverse enough to be places of self discovery for everyone RUDYARD KIPLING: ON TOUR THROUGH THE YELLOWSTONE The Allahabad Pioneer (British Indian newspaper) paid for Kipling to travel in exchange for his writings First arriving to Yellowstone he wished he was dead, but by the end of the trip he admired all of Yellowstone’s beauties Visited Mammoth Hot Springs, Firehole River where he marveled at wild beavers, the Upper Geyser Basin, Mary’s Lake where he washed his handkerchief in the springs Interested in the young maiden from New Hampshire who quoted at the end
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