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Lopez, Barry Holstun 1945-

Works: 193 works in 587 publications in 13 languages and 24,126 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Miscellanea  Short stories  Folklore  Biography  Encyclopedias  Interviews  Western stories  Juvenile works  Educational films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Photographer
Classifications: PS3562.O67, 508.98
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Arctic dreams : imagination and desire in a northern landscape by Barry Holstun Lopez( Book )
74 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 3,308 libraries worldwide
For better readers, an account of the history, ecology, and mystique of the arctic region
Of wolves and men by Barry Holstun Lopez( Book )
33 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,552 libraries worldwide
No animal has gripped man's imagination as strongly as the wolf. Feared, hated, reviled, he has been regarded as the embodiment of evil. Now, in an age of science, people defend the wolf's role in nature; some have even come to romanticize him. But still we have not seen the whole wolf. This talented and perceptive writer shows us not only the wolf of the scientist but the wolf of the Eskimo and the Indian, the wolf of the wolf killer, the wolf of the imagination--werewolves, feral children, the wolf of folklore and fable--and in so doing creates a compelling picture of both the wolf as animal and the wolf that man has created. Everyone sees a different wolf. The scientist sees an animal as defined by his data. The Eskimo, whose powers of observation closely resemble the wolf's, sees an animal very much like himself--hunter and provider. For the native American the wolf was a spiritual symbol, an animal who lived in a way that would make both individual and tribe strong. For the wolf killer he was often an irrational, frenzied predator that must be annihilated. In the human imagination he has most often been a subconscious scapegoat for the bestiality of men. Barry Lopez draws the reader into the world of the wolf and the ideas that surround him. With the vision of a poet, he sorts truth from untruth to come as close as one can to an understanding of how man creates animals. In reading this book we not only learn a great deal about wolves, but we come face to face with ourselves.--Adapted from jacket
Crow and Weasel by Barry Holstun Lopez( Book )
12 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 1,374 libraries worldwide
In a mythical time, crow and weasel set out on a trip north. They learn the value of friendship, the necessity of giving thanks, and a respect for the land
Home ground : language for an American landscape by Barry Holstun Lopez( Book )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,161 libraries worldwide
The author asked 45 poets and writers to define terms that describe America's land and water forms; phrases like flatiron, bayou, monadnock, kiss tank, meander bar, and everglade. The result is a major enterprise comprising over 850 descriptions, 100 line drawings, and 70 quotations from works by Willa Cather, Truman Capote, John Updike, Cormac McCarthy, and others. Carefully researched and written by talents such as Barbara Kingsolver, Lan Samantha Chang, Robert Hass, Terry Tempest Williams, Jon Krakauer, Gretel Ehrlich, Luis Alberto Urrea, Antonya Nelson, Charles Frazier, Linda Hogan, and Bill McKibben, this text is a composite portrait of the landscape. At the heart of this expansive work is a community of writers in service to their country, emphasizing a language that suggests the vastness and mystery that lie beyond our everyday words
Crossing open ground by Barry Holstun Lopez( Book )
14 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 1,123 libraries worldwide
"In Crossing open ground, Barry Lopez's distinguished collection of essays, the bond between mankind and the land and man's heartbreaking betrayal of that bond are revealed once again within the broad context of Lopez's vision."--Jacket
Resistance by Barry Holstun Lopez( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 877 libraries worldwide
From the National Book Award-winning author of Arctic Dreams, a highly charged, stunningly original work of fiction-a passionate response to the changes shaping our country today. In nine fictional testimonies, men and women who have resisted the mainstream and who are now suddenly "parties of interest" to the government tell their stories. A young woman in Buenos Aires watches bitterly as her family dissolves in betrayal and illness, but chooses to seek a new understanding of compassion rather than revenge. A carpenter traveling in India changes his life when he explodes in an act of violence out of proportion to its cause. The beginning of the end of a man's lifelong search for coherence is sparked by a Montana grizzly. A man blinded in the war in Vietnam wrestles with the implications of his actions as a soldier-and with innocence, both lost and regained. Punctuated with haunting images by acclaimed artist Alan Magee, Resistance is powerful fiction=Barry Lopez at his best
Field notes : the grace note of the canyon wren by Barry Holstun Lopez( Book )
22 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 809 libraries worldwide
Twelve stories on man and nature. In Homecoming, wild flowers make an estranged husband return to his wife, in Introduction: Within Birds' Hearing, a man lost in the desert finds water thanks to a wren, and Perryland is on the need for a hunter to pray after the kill so the animal's soul can find another body. By the author of Arctic Dreams
Light action in the Caribbean : stories by Barry Holstun Lopez( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 795 libraries worldwide
From the author of the National Book Award-winning "Arctic Dreams" comes a masterful new collection of stories. Moving, tender, and demonstrating an extraordinary range, this major work of short fiction is by a writer at the top of his form
Giving birth to Thunder, sleeping with his daughter : Coyote builds North America by Barry Holstun Lopez( Book )
25 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 783 libraries worldwide
Prankster, warrior, seducer, fool & ndash; Old Man Coyote is the most enduring legend in Native American culture. Crafty and cagey & ndash; often the victim of his own magical intrigues and lusty appetites & ndash; he created the earth and man, scrambled the stars and first brought fire ... and death. Barry Lopez & ndash; National Book Award-winning author of Arctic Dreams and recipient of the John Burroughs Medal for his bestselling masterwork Of Wolves and Men & ndash; has collected sixty-eight tales from forty-two tribes, and brings to life a timeless myth that abounds with sly wit, erotic adventure, and rueful wisdom
Winter count by Barry Holstun Lopez( Book )
20 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 676 libraries worldwide
A magnificent collection of short fiction by one of America's most original and acclaimed literary authors-haunting and beautiful tales of spiritual mystery and earthly truthBarry Lopez, the National Book Award-winning author of Arctic Dreams, has written eloquently on what it means to be human, taking the demands and gifts of the natural world as a frame and setting for his far-reaching narratives. In this evocative and unforgettable collection of stories, he carries the reader from desert to prairie, from countryside to city streets, in pursuit of the urgent experiences that come with the qu
The rediscovery of North America by Barry Holstun Lopez( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 617 libraries worldwide
Five hundred years ago an Italian whose name, translated into English, meant Christopher Dove, came to America and began a process not of discovery, but incursion -- "a ruthless, angry search for wealth" that continues to the present day. This provocative and superbly written book gives a true assessment of Columbus's legacy while taking the first steps toward its redemption. Even as he draws a direct line between the atrocities of Spanish conquistadors and the ongoing pillage of our lands and waters, Barry Lopez challenges us to adopt an ethic that will make further depredations impossible. The Rediscovery of North America is a ringingly persuasive call for us, at long last, to make this country our home. From the Trade Paperback edition
Desert notes : reflections in the eye of a raven by Barry Holstun Lopez( Book )
11 editions published between 1976 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 594 libraries worldwide
"Here, for the first time in one volume, are two of Lopez's masterpieces, River Notes and Desert Notes. From the thundering power of the river's swift current, to the stillness of clear freshwater pools to desert springs, birds and wind, and rattlesnakes ... and the terrible intrusion of man, Lopez allows us to share moments of intense personal experience as man tries to come to terms with the Earth's landscape, and with his own existence."--Back cover
River notes : the dance of herons by Barry Holstun Lopez( Book )
14 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in English and French and held by 557 libraries worldwide
Lopez takes us to a country where a nameless river flows through an animated world of herons, bears, and human beings
The future of nature : writing on a human ecology from Orion magazine ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 319 libraries worldwide
Barry Lopez ( visu )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 293 libraries worldwide
"In his books Arctic Dreams, Of Wolves and Men and Crossing Open Ground, Barry Lopez eloquently explores man's sense of his place in the natural world, the intrinsic power of the landscape and human involvement with wild animals. In a reading that took place on Oct. 5, 1992, in Los Angeles, Barry Lopez reads his essay Rediscovery of North America and talks with Michael Silverblatt"--Container
Lessons from the wolverine by Barry Holstun Lopez( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 230 libraries worldwide
A young airplane mechanic in Alaska has always felt drawn to wolverine through his dreams. By chance, he meets an old villager who leads him to a wolverine stronghold in the Ruby Mountains. "Here the young man enters the dream landscape of two wolverine, and receives from them the first lessons he will use to shape his adult life."--Jacket
Vintage Lopez by Barry Holstun Lopez( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 218 libraries worldwide
"Barry Lopez is an explorer of the relationship between humanity and nature, one he limns in prose as beautiful as it is economical. His essays and short fiction have appeared everywhere from Outside to Harper's and The Paris Review." "Vintage Lopez is divided into two parts, nonfiction and fiction. It includes "Landscape and Narrative", the prologue to Arctic Dreams; and the classic short stories "The Entreaty of the Wiideema" and "The Mappist"." "Also included, for the first time in book form, the essay "The Naturalist"."--Jacket
Outside : six short stories by Barry Holstun Lopez( Book )
3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
"These six stories offer insight into the relationships between humans and animals, creativity and beauty, and life and death. Barry Moser's eleven layered engravings provide a meditative experience that parallels Lopez's complex sense of our relationship to nature"
Alan Magee : paintings, sculpture, graphics by Alan Magee( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
Galápagos : islands of change by Michael H Jackson( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
A photo essay about how the islands were created, how they came to be inhabited, and what species of plants and animals currently live there
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Alternative Names
Barry Lopez Amerikaans schrijver
Barry Lopez amerikansk författare
Barry Lopez amerikansk skribent
Barry Lopez amerikkalainen kirjailija
Barry Lopez Écrivain américain
Barry Lopez US-amerikanischer Ethnologe, Fotograf und Autor
Holstun Lopez, Barry 1945-
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Lopez, Barry H. 1945-
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Lopez Holstun, Barry 1945-...
باري لوبيز، 1945-
بری لوپز نویسنده آمریکایی
로페즈, 배리 1945-
ロペス, バリー・ホルスタン
English (273)
German (18)
Italian (12)
French (11)
Japanese (8)
Swedish (5)
Spanish (5)
Dutch (5)
Chinese (3)
Arabic (3)
Norwegian (2)
Finnish (2)
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