Landscapes with figures : the nonfiction of place / edited and with an introduction by Robert Root.

Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2007], ©2007.
Description
viii, 294 pages ; 23 cm

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Summary note
"For some, a sense of place is about travel, about plunging oneself into new settings. For others, it is about being - and knowing - home. This book is a collection of essays, memoirs, nature writing, and travel narratives that document the impact this sense of place has on writing. In locations as familiar as Cape Cod or Mesa Verde and as exotic as Krakow or Kyrgyzstan, thirteen accomplished writers of contemporary creative non-fiction share some of their most memorable work, disclosing how place alters our perception and influences our insight."--BOOK JACKET.
Notes
"A Bison original"--P. [4] of cover.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • On place / Kim Barnes
  • Almost paradise / Kim Barnes
  • Where time and place are lost / Alison Hawthorne Deming
  • In the territory of birds / Alison Hawthorne Deming
  • Call and response / Elizabeth Dodd
  • Fragments / Elizabeth Dodd
  • Why I'm sick, and what I'm sick of / David Gessner
  • Sick of nature / David Gessner
  • Tipping the balance / Barbara Hurd
  • Derichment / Barbara Hurd
  • Writing "a salt marsh reclamation" / Lisa Knopp
  • A salt marsh reclamation / Lisa Knopp
  • Scratch flat and the invention of place / John Hanson Mitchell
  • The kingdom of ice / John Hanson Mitchell
  • Writing about place / Simone Poirier-Bures
  • The shepherds / Simone Poirier-Bures
  • Discovering place / Robert Root
  • Anasazi / Robert Root
  • On "after the flood" and "buckeye" / Scott Russell Sanders
  • After the flood / Scott Russell Sanders
  • Buckeye / Scott Russell Sanders
  • Over the rainbow, my kind of place / Reg Saner
  • Mesa walk / Reg Saner
  • Views from the desk / Natalia Rachel Singer
  • In the courtyard of the Iguana Brothers / Natalia Rachel Singer
  • Whereof / Deborah Tall
  • Memory's landscapes / Deborah Tall.
ISBN
  • 9780803259836 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 0803259832 (pbk. : alk. paper)
LCCN
2006028349
OCLC
71288708
International Article Number
  • 9780803259836
RCP
C - S
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