By the Way: Essays on Books and Life, Music, Birds, Gardening, Food, Firewood, and the Great Outdoors

By the Way: Essays on Books and Life, Music, Birds, Gardening, Food, Firewood, and the Great Outdoors

by TOREN JOHN

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By the Way: Essays on Books and Life, Music, Birds, Gardening, Food, Firewood, and the Great Outdoors by TOREN JOHN

In By the Way, John Toren offers an eclectic portrait of modern life in essays ranging in subject from river-running to astronomy, with stops along the way at a World Press conclave, a naturalists' convention, a concert pianist's master class, a publishers' trade show, and a Louisiana crayfish festival. In one essay he reflects on the advisability of accumulating books, in another he reports on the whimsical goings-on at an ice-shanty village. Whether it's analyzing the challenges of buying firewood or parsing the distinction between the absurd and the impossible, there's something for everyone in this wide-ranging, thoughtful collection.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935666479
Publisher: Nodin Press
Publication date: 05/28/2013
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface 9

On Being Moved 13

Art Shanty Village 22

Montaigne: the First Blogger? 24

Closer to Home 28

Was Confucius Happy? 30

Internet Birding 34

Late March 36

Evan S. Connell 38

Pine Nuts 43

A Great Thirst 46

Wisconsin Fish Fry 50

Red River French Canadians 53

Warehouse Work 58

Craving for Kale 78

Denis Diderot: Vibrating Strings 80

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino 91

On The Advisability of Accumulating Books 95

Gabriel Marcel: E. M. Cioran 114

Poetry ? Uncertain 125

Love Songs at the Womans' Club 131

Beehive Cluster 135

World Press Institute 139

Kundera and Handke 146

Art Books and Book Arts 149

James Carter at the Dakota 153

The Thoreau You Don't Know 157

New Orleans Way 159

The Garden Gate 167

Scandinavians in Nisswa 172

Seventeen Miles on the Rum River 177

Steiner and Croce at Leech Lake 181

Tettegouche Backcountry 185

Bly at Blue Mound 187

Naturalist for a Day 193

Heartland Fall Forum 197

Running After Antelope 202

Twin Cities Book Festival 207

Culture Week: Frazier, Alexie, Dyer 210

The Absurd and the Impossible 218

Ford Madox Ford 221

November: Powerless 238

Javier Marias / Penelope Fitzgerald 240

Quest for Firewood 248

Madame Buffalo 255

The Master Class: Angela Hewitt 269

Advent Reflections 282

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