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On Webbed Monsters, Revolutionary Activists and Plutonium Glow: Eco-Crisis in Diane di Prima and Anne Waldman

Department of Modern Languages, Polytechnic University of Cartagena, 30202 Cartagena, Spain
Humanities 2021, 10(1), 4; https://doi.org/10.3390/h10010004
Received: 12 November 2020 / Revised: 17 December 2020 / Accepted: 21 December 2020 / Published: 28 December 2020
Though green readings of Beat works are a relatively new phenomenon, the Beat aesthetic easily meets Lawrence Buell’s criteria for ecocritical texts. Indeed, many writers associated with the Beat movement, such as Diane di Prima and Anne Waldman, often use their work to give shape to environmental concerns. This article studies the development of a green poetics in the work of both di Prima and Waldman. Focusing on works spanning four decades including Revolutionary Letters (1971), Loba (1998), Uh Oh Plutonium (1982) or The Iovis Trilogy (2011), to name a few, the article analyzes the poets’ use of utopian and dystopian images through which they develop a poetics of eco-crisis that opposes the conformism and political tension of the American postwar and its aftermath. View Full-Text
Keywords: Beat women; eco-criticism; green reading; Diane di Prima; Anne Waldman Beat women; eco-criticism; green reading; Diane di Prima; Anne Waldman
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Encarnación-Pinedo, E. On Webbed Monsters, Revolutionary Activists and Plutonium Glow: Eco-Crisis in Diane di Prima and Anne Waldman. Humanities 2021, 10, 4. https://doi.org/10.3390/h10010004

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Encarnación-Pinedo E. On Webbed Monsters, Revolutionary Activists and Plutonium Glow: Eco-Crisis in Diane di Prima and Anne Waldman. Humanities. 2021; 10(1):4. https://doi.org/10.3390/h10010004

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Encarnación-Pinedo, Estíbaliz. 2021. "On Webbed Monsters, Revolutionary Activists and Plutonium Glow: Eco-Crisis in Diane di Prima and Anne Waldman" Humanities 10, no. 1: 4. https://doi.org/10.3390/h10010004

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