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Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape.

Barry Lopez and Debra Gwartney, (Editors).

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ISBN 10: 1595340246 / ISBN 13: 9781595340245
Edité par Trinity University Press, San Antonio, TX, 2006
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SIGNED BY THE EDITOR Barry Lopez and dated 8 November, 2006, Boulder, Colorado. First Edition [2006]; First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Fine DJ: The Book shows a very mild bump to the upper rear corner tip; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. The DJ price has not been clipped; mylar-protected. Flawless. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. 480 pages. Hardback with DJ. Barry Lopez asked 45 poets and writers to define terms that describe America’s land and water forms — phrases like flatiron, bayou, monadnock, kiss tank, meander bar, and everglade. The result is a major enterprise comprising over 850 descriptions, 100 line drawings, and 70 quotations from works by Willa Cather, Truman Capote, John Updike, Cormac McCarthy, and others. Carefully researched and exquisitely written by talents such as Barbara Kingsolver, Lan Samantha Chang, Robert Hass, Terry Tempest Williams, Jon Krakauer, Gretel Ehrlich, Luis Alberto Urrea, Antonya Nelson, Charles Frazier, Linda Hogan, and Bill McKibben, Home Ground is a striking composite portrait of the landscape. At the heart of this expansive work is a community of writers in service to their country, emphasizing a language that suggests the vastness and mystery that lie beyond our everyday words. SIGNED BY THE EDITOR. First Edition [2006]; First Printing indicated. N° de réf. du libraire 44816

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Titre : Home Ground: Language for an American ...

Éditeur : Trinity University Press, San Antonio, TX

Date d'édition : 2006

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included

Signé : Signed by Author(s)

Edition : 1st Edition

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Barry Lopez asked 45 poets and writers to define terms that describe America’s land and water forms phrases like flatiron, bayou, monadnock, kiss tank, meander bar, and everglade. The result is a major enterprise comprising over 850 descriptions, 100 line drawings, and 70 quotations from works by Willa Cather, Truman Capote, John Updike, Cormac McCarthy, and others. Carefully researched and exquisitely written by talents such as Barbara Kingsolver, Lan Samantha Chang, Robert Hass, Terry Tempest Williams, Jon Krakauer, Gretel Ehrlich, Luis Alberto Urrea, Antonya Nelson, Charles Frazier, Linda Hogan, and Bill McKibben, Home Ground is a striking composite portrait of the landscape. At the heart of this expansive work is a community of writers in service to their country, emphasizing a language that suggests the vastness and mystery that lie beyond our everyday words.

About the Author:

Barry Lopez is the author of "Arctic Dreams, Of Wolves and Men, Resistance, Light Action in the Caribbean, " and eleven other works of fiction and nonfiction. His essays are collected in two books, "Crossing Open Ground" and "About This Life." He contributes regularly to "Granta, the Georgia Review, Orion, Outside, the Paris Review, Manoa, " and other publications in the United States and abroad. In addition to the National Book Award, he is the recipient of an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as fellowships from the Guggenheim, Lannan, and National Science Foundations. He lives in western Oregon.
Debra Gwartney is the author of the memoir "Live Through This, " published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in February 2009. She teaches creative writing at Portland State University and lives in western Oregon.
Molly O'Halloran is an illustrator and cartographer whose work has appeared in volumes of fiction, travel writing, essays, and archaeological editions. She has lived and worked in Chicago, the Upper Sonoran Desert, the northern Sierra Nevada, and the Great Basin and now calls Austin, TX, home.

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