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@Download Epub ë Going Away to Think: Engagement, Retreat, and Ecocritical Responsibility ß In Going Away to Think, ecocritic Scott Slovic offers a selection of seventeen essays that include travel narratives, meditations on the social role of ecological literary criticism, responses to socially engaged literary and scholarly texts, and demonstrations of the author s own forays into literary activism Really the first book of ecocriticism I ve read, or at least first book by an ecocritic I appreciated the variety of the essays, in that they were diverse in nature and subject, but I felt they still fit together well. Scott Slovic finds a perfect balance between scholarship and action in this engaging, personal, and heartfelt essay He uses many examples to prove that language and communication are the backbone of creating positive environmental change At the same time, he discusses the inner conflict of wanting to truly enjoy life and all its experiences while making the world a better place at the same time Throughout the essay, the author takes us along on his many travels where he goes away to think Scott Slovic finds a perfect balance between scholarship and action in this engaging, personal, and heartfelt essay He uses many examples to prove that language and communication are the backbone of creating positive environmental change At the same time, he discusses the inner conflict of wanting to truly enjoy life and all its experiences while making the world a better place at the same time Throughout the essay, the author takes us along on his many travels where he goes away to think He takes us to Oregon, Mexico, to a gated community in Nevada, andand weaves together a mixture of personal narrative, factual information, and an ecocritical analysis of other writers This book is not only a necessary read for ecocritics, but also unlike most scholarly books labeled under the umbrella of ecocriticism, it is completely accessible to even the general environmentalist Slovic s writing style and narrative make this book completely inspirational and captivating Want to re read this