Man Killed by Pheasant and Other Kinships

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University of Iowa Press, Mar 15, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 260 pages
John Price’s Man Killed by Pheasant is a loving ode to the prairies of the Midwest, to west central Iowa, and to family connections that stretch from his Swedish ancestors to his parents to his wife and children. Throughout he embraces “the opportunity, as always, to settle, to remember, and be ready.” This quest sounds more portentous than it is once enriched with Price’s gentle humor and endearing empathy. Sharing stories of home, secrets of landscape, and binding ties to both, he weaves history and memory to create permanent kinships for himself and for his readers.
 

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MAN KILLED BY PHEASANT: (and Other Kinships): A Memoir

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An appealing, occasionally humorous journey from isolated childhood to fulfilling adulthood, set against the ever-dwindling prairies of small-town Iowa.Price (English/Univ. of Nebraska, Omaha; Not ... Read full review

Man killed by pheasant: and other kinships: [a memoir]

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Price's (English, Univ. of Nebraska; Not Just Any Land) memoir, in which he writes with a reverence for place, family, friends, and neighbors, is structured in three appropriately titled sections ... Read full review

Contents

On Haskell Street A Prelude
1
Part OneDepartures
13
Part TwoNew Lands
107
Part ThreeHome
177
On Kalsow Prairie A Postlude
245
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John Price is the author of Not Just Any Land: A Personal and Literary Journey into the American Grasslands. A recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and other recognitions, he has published essays about nature, family, and spirit in many venues including Orion, the Christian Science Monitor, Creative Nonfiction, Isotope, and Best Spiritual Writing 2000. He is a professor of English at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where he teaches nonfiction writing, and a fellow at the Black Earth Institute.

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