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Writing the Western Landscape

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9780756791438: Writing the Western Landscape
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A collection of writings by Mary Austin & John Muir, who as thinkers & artists were made by the American West. Indeed, they are the first truly western nature writers. Their writing, their point of view, their dedication to the mountains & deserts of the West, has sustained western nature writers from their day forward. Though neither was born in the West, they found it their spiritual home, the source of their power. From them we still learn to see our mountains. Muir & Austin exemplify the patterns & perspectives of classic nature writing. Muir appears as the solitary, romantic explorer, while Austin's feminism & inclusivity point up the limitations of the romantic excursion as a basis for sustainable relations with the land.

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John Muir (1838-1914) was one of the most influential conservationists and nature writers in American history. Founder of the Sierra Club, and its president until his death, Muir was a spirit so free that all he did to prepare for an expedition was to "throw some tea and bread into an old sack and jump the back fence."
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This Western companion volume to Emerson and Thoreau's Nature & Walking (Beacon, 1991) contains excerpts from works by Austin and Muir, whose response to the characteristic Western terrain is very different from the way the East Coast writers regarded their more settled landscapes. Austin, a prolific novelist, poet, and essayist, reveals her poetic nature even in her nonfictional accounts of the American Southwest. To her, all nature is animate, almost human. Muir, the founder of the Sierra Club, is also a memorable writer on such natural subjects as the Grand Canyon and Alaska. The appeal of these writers' style, the specificity and knowledge with which they portray the Western landscape, and care with which editor Zwinger, herself a nature writer and illustrator, has introduced and edited the selections make this work a necessary additon to American readers' knowledge of the western United States.
Marie L. Lally, Alabama Sch. of Mathematics and Science, Mobile
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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