Landscapes with Figures The Nonfiction of Place

ISBN-10: 0803259832

ISBN-13: 9780803259836

Edition: 2007

Authors: Robert Root, Robert L. 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 nonfiction share some of their most memorable work, disclosing how place alters our perception and influences our insight. Taking readers to deserts and forests, islands and mountains, "Landscapes with Figures "is an encounter not only with places but also with writers themselves. Each contribution is accompanied by an author's commentary that discusses the relationship to place in his or her writing. The authors reveal the connections they feel to the places they write about, the role that place plays in the choices they make in relating their experiences, and the strategies and work habits that produce such writing. This compilation is at once a wide-ranging anthology of the nonfiction of place for the armchair traveler and a book about writing for those who aspire to understand and practice the craft, carrying with it the invitation to reflect on one's own special places.
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List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication date: 4/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 294
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

On place
Almost paradise
Where time and place are lost
In the territory of birds
Call and response
Why I'm sick, and what I'm sick of
Sick of nature
Tipping the balance
Writing "a salt marsh reclamation"
A salt marsh reclamation
Scratch flat and the invention of place
The kingdom of ice
Writing about place
The shepherds
Discovering place
On "after the flood" and "buckeye"
After the flood
Over the rainbow, my kind of place
Mesa walk
Views from the desk
In the courtyard of the Iguana Brothers
Memory's landscapes
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