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The story of my heart

Author: Richard Jefferies; Brooke Williams, (Conservationist); Terry Tempest Williams
Publisher: Salt Lake City, UT : Torrey House Press, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Torry House Press editionView all editions and formats
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While browsing a Stonington, Maine, bookstore, Brooke Williams and Terry Tempest Williams discovered a rare copy of an exquisite autobiography by nineteenth-century British nature writer Richard Jefferies, who develops his understanding of a "soul-life" while wandering the wild countryside of Wiltshire, England. Brooke and Terry, like John Fowles, Henry Miller, and Rachel Carson before, were inspired by the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Richard Jefferies; Richard Jefferies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Jefferies; Brooke Williams, (Conservationist); Terry Tempest Williams
ISBN: 1937226417 9781937226411
OCLC Number: 871789714
Notes: Originally published: London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1883.
"As rediscovered by Brooke Williams and Terry Tempest Williams."
Description: 234 pages, 6 unnumbered pages ; 18 cm
Responsibility: by Richard Jefferies, as rediscovered by Brooke Williams and Terry Tempest Williams ; afterword by Scott Slovic.

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While browsing a Stonington, Maine, bookstore, Brooke Williams and Terry Tempest Williams discovered a rare copy of an exquisite autobiography by nineteenth-century British nature writer Richard Jefferies, who develops his understanding of a "soul-life" while wandering the wild countryside of Wiltshire, England. Brooke and Terry, like John Fowles, Henry Miller, and Rachel Carson before, were inspired by the prescient words of this visionary writer, who describes ineffable feelings of being at one with nature. In an introduction and essays set alongside Jefferies' writing, the Williams share their personal pilgrimage to Wiltshire to understand this man of "cosmic consciousness" and how their exploration of Jefferies deepened their own relationship while illuminating dilemmas of modernity, the intrinsic need for wildness, and what it means to be human in the twenty-first century.

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