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John Burroughs, Theodore Roosevelt, and the Nature Fakers

Identifier: MS-1629
Abstract In this manuscript, Broadus Farrar discusses John Burroughs' criticism of and Theodore Roosevelt's reaction to the nature fakers (nature writers who became popular in the early 20th century with nominally factual works anthropomorphizing wild animals). Burroughs began the campaign against these authors in his strongly worded Real and Sham Natural History (1903), but the fakers were not defeated until 1907, when Theodore Roosevelt gave an interview to ...
Dates: circa 1959

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  • Subject: Nature in literature. X
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