anyone have a favorite reading/ discussion on the idea of landscape? (versus a specific discussion of particular landscape, such as Janisse Ray's work). I was looking for more of an overview about the concept of landscape - the complicated mix of cultural and ecological layers.
although when I asked another friend into nature writing and landscape - she said that she didn't think nature writing did really take on landscape in such a conscious way - more that it was a backdrop for people watching animals and such.
I thought, holy cow! but it was a provocative thought. Probably why I didn't like it.