About This Life: Journeys on the Threshold of Memory

About This Life: Journeys on the Threshold of Memory


The acclaimed nationwide publication Award winner supplies us a set of spellbinding new essays that, learn jointly, shape a jigsaw-puzzle portrait of a unprecedented guy.

With the e-book of his best-selling Of Wolves and Men, and with the wonderful originality of Arctic Dreams, Barry Lopez validated himself as that infrequent author whose each booklet is an occasion, for either critics and his dedicated readership. Now, in About This Life, he is taking us on a literal and figurative trip around the terrain of autobiography, assembling essays of serious knowledge and perception. here's far-flung go back and forth (the great thing about distant Hokkaido Island, the over-explored Galápagos, enigmatic Bonaire); a naturalist's rivalry (Why does our society unavoidably strip political energy from individuals with intimate wisdom of the land small-scale farmers, local americans, Eskimos, cowboys?); and natural event (a dizzying sequence of around-the-world trips with air freight every thing from penguins to pianos). And right here, too, are seven beautiful reminiscence items hauntingly lyrical but unsentimental reminiscences that characterize Lopez's so much own paintings to this point, and in order to be learn as classics of the private essay for years to come.

In writing approximately nature and folks from around the globe, by means of exploring the questions of our age, and, principally, by means of sharing a brand new openness approximately himself, Barry Lopez supplies us a publication that's immediately tremendously erudite but intimate: a magically written and provocative paintings by means of an immense American author on the most sensible of his shape.

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