By Barry Lopez
The acclaimed nationwide publication Award winner provides us a suite of spellbinding new essays that, learn jointly, shape a jigsaw-puzzle portrait of a unprecedented guy.
With the book of his best-selling Of Wolves and Men, and with the extraordinary originality of Arctic Dreams, Barry Lopez tested himself as that infrequent author whose each booklet is an occasion, for either critics and his dedicated readership. Now, in About This Life, he is taking us on a literal and figurative trip around the terrain of autobiography, assembling essays of significant knowledge and perception. here's far-flung go back and forth (the great thing about distant Hokkaido Island, the over-explored Galápagos, enigmatic Bonaire); a naturalist's rivalry (Why does our society necessarily strip political energy from individuals with intimate wisdom of the land small-scale farmers, local american citizens, Eskimos, cowboys?); and natural experience (a dizzying sequence of around-the-world trips with air freight every thing from penguins to pianos). And the following, too, are seven beautiful reminiscence items hauntingly lyrical but unsentimental reminiscences that symbolize Lopez's so much own paintings to this point, and that allows you to be learn as classics of the private essay for years to come.
In writing approximately nature and other people from world wide, through exploring the questions of our age, and, peculiarly, through sharing a brand new openness approximately himself, Barry Lopez offers us a ebook that's right now tremendously erudite but intimate: a magically written and provocative paintings by way of a huge American author on the best of his shape.
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