The Desert Year

The Desert Year

by Joseph Wood Krutch
     
 

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"Krutch's Thoreauvian observations of the southern Arizona desert force a renewed appreciation for all forms of desert life."--Arizona Highways

"One of the finest pieces of writing on the Southwestern environment."--History Now See more details below

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"Krutch's Thoreauvian observations of the southern Arizona desert force a renewed appreciation for all forms of desert life."--Arizona Highways

"One of the finest pieces of writing on the Southwestern environment."--History Now

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“In prose that holds something of the clear, dry light of the land he loves, [Krutch] shares with us his discoveries and his associations. They are richly worth sharing.”—Paul Horgan, New York Times

“Krutch’s Desert Year stands, with Edward Abbey’s Desert Solitaire and Mary Austin’s Land of Little Rain, as a classic, must-read work on the arid Southwest. Krutch, a drama critic and professor of English at Columbia, demonstrates that professional training in field biology is not required to write evocatively about the natural world. What is required, instead, is a well-trained eye, a sympathetic heart, and an inquisitive mind. The Desert Year stands as a celebration of an austere landscape, a work of beauty and joy. I recommend this book equally to old desert hands, and to those who have not yet had the good fortune to wander among the cacti, heat blasted arroyos, and sheltering canyons of the Southwest.”—Christopher Norment, author, Return to Warden’s Grove: Science, Desire, and the Lives of Sparrows

“Krutch's Thoreauvian observations of the southern Arizona desert force a renewed appreciation for all forms of desert life.”—Arizona Highways

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780670001439
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
09/12/1960
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Wood Krutch (1893-1970) was the Brander Matthews Chair of Dramatic Literature at Columbia University for two decades and served as the Nation’s drama critic for nearly thirty years. A Burroughs Medal laureate, Krutch published more than a dozen books, including The Great Chain of Life (Iowa reprint, 2000). A noted illustrator and artist, Rudolf Freund contributed to numerous nature guides and during the 1960s worked at Yale’s Peabody Museum.

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