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Writing the Sacred Into the Real

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"A direct descendant of the great American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne, Alison Deming appropriately begins this philosophical autobiography along the shores of the North Atlantic - on Grand Manan Island, in the Bay of Fundy. Moving from there to Provincetown, Massachusetts, and then to Tucson, Arizona, and Paomoho, Hawaii, Deming describes places that are dear to her because their ways are still shaped by terms nature has set, though less and less so." "Deming writes about the importance of nature writing for our peripatetic times. Because our
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Overview

"A direct descendant of the great American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne, Alison Deming appropriately begins this philosophical autobiography along the shores of the North Atlantic - on Grand Manan Island, in the Bay of Fundy. Moving from there to Provincetown, Massachusetts, and then to Tucson, Arizona, and Paomoho, Hawaii, Deming describes places that are dear to her because their ways are still shaped by terms nature has set, though less and less so." "Deming writes about the importance of nature writing for our peripatetic times. Because our lives are materially less connected to the natural world, they are spiritually less connected. Through the arts - through the story of the captain whose boat honors the Kwakiutl "Wild Woman of the Woods" or the fisherman who sacrificed his catch to save two whales - we fall again "into harmony with place and each other," we write the sacred into the real."--BOOK JACKET.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781571312495
  • Publisher: Milkweed Editions
  • Publication date: 2/28/2001
  • Series: Credo Series
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 4.95 (w) x 7.92 (h) x 0.48 (d)

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