Kinseth, Lan River Eternal

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River Eternal

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Kinseth, who lives in Iowa, sets out here to bridge the everyday and the eternal, using his experience of a familiar prairie river as a starting point for observations about the universe. "Rivering," as he calls it, becomes a metaphor for the cosmos and eternal change. The language in this attempt to communicate with the landscape by becoming one with the river and with all nature, and to discover eternal truths in a common setting, is reminiscent of Annie Dillard and Barry Lopez, but Kinseth's effusive writing style, while effective in some passages, tends to be overblown, and his metaphors are strained and awkward, so that the point is often obscured. The overall effect is unconvincing.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal:

This slim book consists of musings on a prairie river. The author, an Iowa-based writer, describes the water, flora and fauna, and his relationship with the river and its valley, ultimately seeking a link between human existence and the rest of the natural world. Kinseth's prose shows an understanding of many aspects of nature, and, with its rich images and fine metaphors, at times approaches poetry. But the writing sometimes is pretentious or even precious. This book does not provide much information for the reader interested in finding out more about nature, but readers of a more poetic bent may well enjoy it.
- Joseph Hannibal, Cleveland Museum of Natural History
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