Abstract

Through readings of two "walking memoirs"—W. G. Sebald's The Rings of Saturn and Raja Shehadeh's Palestinian Walks—this article considers the implications of the geological concept of the Anthropocene era for the field of life writing studies and its understanding of the human. It considers the ways these and other authors imagine the human, and the costs of the human pursuit of freedom for other species and things, from a planetary perspective.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1456
Print ISSN
0162-4962
Pages
pp. 170-189
Launched on MUSE
2012-07-01
Open Access
No
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