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Cronon the Storyteller, part 1: All Greek to Me

One of the surprises in William Cronon’s magisterial AHA presidential address, “Storytelling,” was to learn of his early devotion to northern European epics: Anglo-Saxon and Norse sagas. You see, I had understood Nature’s Metropolis as a sort of Greek tragic cycle. In 2011, I even staged a production of chapter 4, “The Wealth of Nature.” I’ve posted the script for the record.