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Landscapes with figures : the nonfiction of place

Author: Robert L Root
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Landscapes with figures.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006028349
(OCoLC)71288708
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert L Root
ISBN: 9780803206663 0803206666
OCLC Number: 122569777
Notes: "A Bison original"--Page 4 of cover.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 294 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Robert Root.

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"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."--Jacket.

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