Taking Care: Thoughts on Storytelling and Belief

Taking Care: Thoughts on Storytelling and Belief

by William Kittredge
     
 

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In Taking Care, William Kittredge relates his coming of age on a property his family transformed from a farm dependent on horses to a modern agribusiness. Painfully reflecting on the abandonment of old ways, Kittredge calls for new, radical stories about the West that will foster compassion and caretaking.

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In Taking Care, William Kittredge relates his coming of age on a property his family transformed from a farm dependent on horses to a modern agribusiness. Painfully reflecting on the abandonment of old ways, Kittredge calls for new, radical stories about the West that will foster compassion and caretaking.

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Edited by Scott Slovic (director, Ctr. for Environmental Arts and Humanities, Univ. of Nevada, Reno), the "Credo" series presents a writer's opinions, beliefs, and philosophy of writing and includes a biographical profile and complete bibliography of the author's published works. In this latest entry, Kittredge conveys the importance of both his family and the American West in developing his values and convictions, moving from his early days in a one-room schoolhouse building playtime ditches and levee banks with his cousins to teaching at the University of Montana to lecturing at conferences on Western geography. Throughout, he stresses the need for stories to "encourage us to understand that we are part of everything." Stories direct our actions, he argues, serving as a connector to disparate parts of our lives. They are essential for the survival of our society. The bibliography includes short stories, Western novels, and literary essays. Recommended for public and academic libraries, particularly where Western literature is popular.--Cynde Bloom Lahey, New Canaan Lib., CT Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571312327
Publisher:
Milkweed Editions
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Series:
Credo Series
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
162
Sales rank:
1,004,382
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.45(d)

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