American Nature Writers
Charles Scribner's Sons, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 1210 pages
The Scribner Writers Series has set the standard for literary reference for more than 25 years. In addition to addressing the lives and careers of important writers, the articles discuss the themes and styles of major works and place them in pertinent historical, social and political contexts for today's readers. Novelists, playwrights, essayists, poets, short story writers, and more recently, genre writers in science fiction and mystery, are all expertly discussed in the more than 16 sets comprising this series.
The essays in the set combine biography, criticism, and in some cases, original interviews to tell the story of each author. This set includes 70 biographical/critical essays on such writers as Rachel Carson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and Gary Snyder and 12 general subject essays.
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When the deer mysteriously disappears from a perfect stalk (during which Bass,
ironically, has worried that he might come upon the animal too close to make the
kill), the conclusion suggests an outlook on wild land and wild animals that ...
It is not surprising then that the least conflicted and most exuberant essays in his
Wild to the Heart collection are the western pieces, "Shortest Route to the
Mountains," "On Camp Robbers, Rock Swifts, and Other Things Wild to the Heart,
Occasionally, the Hoovers would rescue a wounded bird or animal if they thought
the recovery period would be short and the creature could be returned to the wild.
In addition, some animals — a family of mice for example — lived with the ...
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