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"Long awaited, revolutionary...This book ponders the violent disconnection of the body from the natural world and what this means about how we live and die in it."--Los Angeles Times
Animal tracks, word magic, the speech of stones, the power of letters, and the taste of the wind all figure prominently in this intellectual tour de force that returns us to our senses and to the sensuous terrain that sustains us. This is a major work of ecological philosophy that startles the senses out of habitual ways of perception.
|Preface and Acknowledgments|
|1||The Ecology of Magic: A Personal Introduction to the Inquiry||3|
|2||Philosophy on the Way to Ecology: A Technical Introduction to the Inquiry||31|
|3||The Flesh of Language||73|
|4||Animism and the Alphabet||93|
|5||In the Landscape of Language||137|
|6||Time, Space, and the Eclipse of the Earth||181|
|7||The Forgetting and Remembering of the Air||225|
|Coda: Turning Inside Out||261|
Posted March 22, 2000
Few works command the senses of the reader as this one does. I feel the world Abrams describes. I can smell the air after it rains. I can see the delicate silk of the spider. I can taste the earth as I can see the imagary between the words. I am now reading the bibliography and using the material as a source for an even greater understanding of the world around me. David has proven that Dr Doolittle exists in us all.
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Posted August 12, 2013