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Joe Lombardo

Joe Lombardo is an independent scholar and writer based in Arlington, Virginia.

Whither the American Pastoral?

The preeminent historian of the American environment, Leo Marx, died on March 9, 2022, with sadly little fanfare. Marx was the famed investigator of the American theory of the pastoral whose writings stand among those of other historical theoreticians like Frederick Jackson Turner and Richard Hofstadter.


The Brooklyn Rail

DEC 22–JAN 23

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