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Scott Russell Sanders argues that people need to find a sense of "at-homeness" in nature because moments of interaction with the non-human world restore sanity and courage through life's trials.
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Library Journal
In his usual articulate and well-crafted prose, Sanders, author of over 20 books and numerous essays, continues to relate everyday and natural experiences to greater meanings. This addition to the publisher's "Credo" series includes an essay by Sanders describing how he became a writer, a biographical study of Sanders by Scott Slovis, and an extensive bibliography of Sanders's work. Sanders ties incidents from his life to his beliefs and development as an author. Recalling a time when he was lost in a farm field as a child, for instance, he concludes: "Unlike my father, I admit to having been well and truly lost....Instead of panicking, I try to welcome these still, and discover where I am." His writing, he says, is his way of asking questions and thinking about what troubles him; it is what makes his fleeting moments of insight durable. Recommended for academic and public libraries.--Nancy Patterson Shires, East Carolina Univ., Greenville, NC Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781571312303
  • Publisher: Milkweed Editions
  • Publication date: 10/28/1999
  • Series: Credo Series
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 162
  • Product dimensions: 5.02 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Table of Contents

The Country of Language 3
The Gift 3
Bitten by the Wild 7
Words 13
Pony 19
Looking 23
Hunger for Books 29
Garden 33
Grief 37
The Real Questions 43
The End of the World 47
Freshman 51
Outsider 57
Foreigner 61
War and Peace 67
Teacher 73
Father 77
Writer 83
Scott Russell Sanders: A Portrait 89
Bibliography of Scott Russell Sanders's Work 107
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