Landscapes with Figures The Nonfiction of Place
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Description: 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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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication date: 4/1/2007
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
|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|
|On "after the flood" and "buckeye"|
|After the flood|
|Over the rainbow, my kind of place|
|Views from the desk|
|In the courtyard of the Iguana Brothers|