Shepherds of Pan on the Big Sur-Monterey Coast: Nature Wisdom of Robert Louis Stevenson, Gertrude Atherton, Jack London, Robinson Jeffers, John Steinbeck, Eric Barker, D. H. Lawrence, Henry Miller and Others, with a Postscript on William James by Elayne Wareing Fitzpatrick, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Shepherds of Pan on the Big Sur-Monterey Coast: Nature Wisdom of Robert Louis Stevenson, Gertrude Atherton, Jack London, Robinson Jeffers, John Steinbeck, Eric Barker, D. H. Lawrence, Henry Miller and Others, with a Postscript on William James

Shepherds of Pan on the Big Sur-Monterey Coast: Nature Wisdom of Robert Louis Stevenson, Gertrude Atherton, Jack London, Robinson Jeffers, John Steinbeck, Eric Barker, D. H. Lawrence, Henry Miller and Others, with a Postscript on William James

by Elayne Wareing Fitzpatrick
     
 

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Shepherds Of Pan On The Big Sur-Monterey Coast is a medley of lively, literate essays about the Nature wisdom linking some unlikely bedfellows: Robert Louis Stevenson, Gertrude Atherton, Jack London, Robinson Jeffers, Jaime de Angulo, John Steinbeck, Eric Barker, D. H. Lawrence, Henry Miller and others, with a pertinent postscript on William James, father of American

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Shepherds Of Pan On The Big Sur-Monterey Coast is a medley of lively, literate essays about the Nature wisdom linking some unlikely bedfellows: Robert Louis Stevenson, Gertrude Atherton, Jack London, Robinson Jeffers, Jaime de Angulo, John Steinbeck, Eric Barker, D. H. Lawrence, Henry Miller and others, with a pertinent postscript on William James, father of American psychology. All these luminaries came to perceive divinity in the awesome, double-dealing power of Nature, symbolized by the Greek god Pan. Many became pantheists, or nature mystics, under the spell of the alternately soft and violent landscape of California's central coast. The book is a multicolored meditation on a deeply rooted -- and often overlooked -- human need to reconnect with Nature, wellspring of our inner joy and psychic wholeness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781425715786
Publisher:
Xlibris Corporation
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

Meet the Author

Elayne Wareing Fitzpatrick (BA English, MS Philosophy) was a city desk reporter for The Salt Lake Tribune, promotion director of Utah's public television station, and an associate professor at the University of Utah before moving to California in 1974 to teach Philosophy and Humanities at Monterey Peninsula College. She is also a freelance journalist who travels to, and writes about, Nature's romantic places. She has authored four books: Shepherds of Pan on the Big Sur-Monterey Coast; A Quixotic Companionship: Fanny and Robert Louis Stevenson; Robert Louis Stevenson's Ethics for Rascals; and Doing It With the Cosmos: Henry Miller's Big Sur Struggle for Love Beyond Sex. Her essays and features have appeared in many periodicals.

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