David Lombard

David Lombard

David Lombard

David Lombard

Books

Lombard, David. Techno-Thoreau: Aesthetics, Ecology and the Capitalocene. Macerata, Italy: Quodlibet, 2019. 

Books : Techno-Thoreau - David Lombard

“David Lombard’s study succeeds in creating a broad, complex analysis of Thoreauvian and post-Thoreauvian literature.” (Călina-Maria Moldovan, Metacritic Journal for Comparative Studies and Theory, 6.1, July 2020, 194-199, full review)

“Overall, one can argue that Lombard’s book brings a fresher outlook to American nature writing by explicating the relations between nature, power, and capital, and by employing a deconstructive methodology that highlights the boundary breakdowns between the natural and the technological landscape.” (Başak Ağın, Ecozon@, 11.1, April 2020, 210-212, full review)

“è eloquente, […], il titolo del
saggio di David Lombard, Techno-
Thoreau, Quodlibet, 2019, che fa reagire
l’opera di un autore-feticcio dell’Ecocriticism
con le variabili teoriche
più attuali” (Niccolò Scaffai, Domenica – Il Sole 24 Ore, January 26, 2020, full article

“[L]’interessante saggio Techno-Thoreau. Aesthetics, Ecology and the Capitalocene di David Lombard, dove si propone una lettura del filosofo per arrivare a un ‘abbattimento dei confini tra paesaggio naturale e paesaggico tecnologico’; e quindi un avvicinamento tra una natura divinizzata e una tecnologia fattasi incomprensibile (e quindi, per certi versi, magica).” (Vanni Santoni, Linus, September 6, 2019, full article)

“Resituating man in nature is a task that bears repeating and Lombard’s analysis of Thoreau’s ‘toxic sublime’ offers a welcome reminder that Thoreau was committed to precisely this task.” (Rachael DeWitt, The Thoreau Society Bulletin, n°311, Fall 2020, p. 10, online reference)