The stars, the snow, the fire: twenty-five years in the northern wilderness : a memoir

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Graywolf Press, May 1, 1989 - Biography & Autobiography - 182 pages
For 25 years the poet John Haines lived, trapped, and hunted on the windswept hills above the Tanana River east of Fairbanks, Alaska. In this remarkable collection of essays he turns a poet's eye on his existence there and captures a life lived for the sake of survival.

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THE STARS, THE SNOW, THE FIRE

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Exquisite—sometimes preciously so—autobiographical wilderness essays by an accomplished poet (Winter News, 1966: The Stone Harp, 1971). Since 1947, Haines has homesteaded in Alaska on-and-off for a ... Read full review

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This book is a collection of previously published essays (in Harper's magazine, among others) by poet/nature essayist Haines on life in the Alaskan wilderness. Each of the chapters can be read as an ... Read full review

Contents

SNOW
3
STORIES WE LISTENED
33
OUT OF THE SHADOWS
47
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