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By Anderson, Lorraine; Slovic, Scott; O'Grady, John P.
Exploring our relationship to nature and the role literature can play in shaping a culture responsive to environmental realities, this thematic, multi-genre anthology includes early writers such as John Muir, Henry David Thoreau, and Mary Austin, alongside contemporary voices suc...h a Gary Snyder and Terry Tempest Williams.Read more
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By O'Grady, John P.
Pilgrims to the Wild is a survey of American writers who have responded to their encounters with the natural world. Ranging in its treatment from Thoreau's important but neglected essay, 'Walking, ' to the exuberant letters of the young artist Everett Ruess (who disappeared in th...e Escalante canyonlands), this is a broadly based exploration that brings to bear Eastern and Western classical philosophy, as well as contemporary critical theory, on a distinctive tradition of American Writing--those works concerned with the human relationship to the nonhuman world.In addition to offering a fresh interpretation of classic authors such a Thoreau and Muir, this book introduces readers to the less widely known but equally fascinating writers Clarence King and Mary Austin.Read more
A collection of essays about psychics, murderers, strange disappearances, and occult phenomena, Grave Goods peels back the surface of the seemingly normal to reveal the dubious, the inexplicable, and the outlandish.
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