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City wilds : essays and stories about urban nature

Author: Terrell Dixon
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The assumptions we make about nature writing too often lead us to see it only as literature about wilderness or rural areas. City Wilds broadens our awareness of American nature writing by featuring the flora, fauna, geography, and climates that enrich and shape urban life. Set in neither pristine nor exotic environs, these thirty-five stories and essays take us to rivers, parks, vacant lots, lakes, gardens, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anthologie
Literary collections
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Terrell Dixon
ISBN: 0820323500 9780820323503 082032339X 9780820323398
OCLC Number: 47240721
Description: xviii, 311 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Reversing the tides / Lisa Couturier --
The moss rose / William Goyen --
Where have all the animals gone?: the lamentable extinction of zoos / Charles Siebert --
Touching the earth / Bell Hooks --
Big City Waters / Michael Aaron Rockland --
Bottles of beaujolais / David Wong Louie --
New mood over Roxbury: reflections on urban life and the land / Rebecca Johnson --
Zip-A-Dee-Do-Dah / Emily Hiestand --
The silence / Chet Raymo --
A paradise of frogs / John Hanson Mitchell --
The girl who raised pigeons / Edward P. Jones --
Disturbing the universe / Betsy Hilbert --
Florida / Joy Williams --
Paddling off the edge of the big easy / Bob Marshall --
Swamp boy / Rick Bass --
Conquistador / Wendell Mayo --
The soul of treaty oak / Stephen Harrigan --
The monkey garden / Sandra Cisneros --
Chicago Waters / Susan Power --
Some experiences with insects / Leonard Dubkin --
Thank God it snowed / Ronald L. Fair --
Minnehaha creek / Jan Zita Grover --
Feral lasers / Gerald Vizenor --
The fabulous sinkhole / Jesus Salvador Trevino --
The snake / Sergio Troncoso --
Willow games / Denise Chavez --
Claiming the yard / Alison Hawthorne Deming --
From pieces of light / Susan J. Tweit --
The extinction of experience / Robert Michael Pyle --
The dark constable / David Wicinas --
Nature near / Leslie Dick --
The moths / Helena Maria Viramontes --
Opossums and thieving pelicans / Paulino Lim Jr. --
The Cleveland wrecking yard / Richard Brautigan --
Plantswomen / Trish Maharam.
Responsibility: edited by Terrell F. Dixon.

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This anthology aims to broaden our awareness of American nature writing by featuring the flora, fauna, and geology that shape urban life. Set in neither pristine nor exotic conditions, the stories  Read more...

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