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Synopsis: First published in 1995 as The Sierra Club Desert Reader, this wide-ranging anthology is now published only by UNM Press. Represented in this global selection are poets from ancient China (translated by Ezra Pound), Egyptian inscriptions, the logs of Captain Cook, and the chilling fantasies of Edgar Allan Poe, as well as the lore of native peoples from around the world. Also included are writings from many genres by, among others, Herodotus, Marco Polo, Shelley, Twain, Saint-Exupï¿½ry, T. E. Lawrence, Chatwin, and Borges.
ï¿½An extraordinary and ambitious anthology. . . . In selection after selection, deserts serve to define the limits of humankindï¿½the place where civilization ends and the real wild begins. Indeed three of the bookï¿½s most poignant sectionsï¿½a Nazi solderï¿½s account of his struggles for survival in the wastelands of Africa during World War II, Andrei Platonovï¿½s short story about a disastrous forced relocation of Turkmeni tribespeople during the Stalin era, and Robert Scottï¿½s final journal entries about Britainï¿½s tragic 1911 Antarctic expeditionï¿½illustrate that not even the great empires can conquer the desert. . . . As this fine anthology makes clear, the desert will always have a place in human society, swirling through our imaginations like a fierce, fiery sirocco.ï¿½ï¿½Outside Magazine
ï¿½A marvelous grab bag of short stories, folk tales, poems, songs and travelogues. . . . a joy to thumb through.ï¿½ï¿½Los Angeles Times
About the Author: Gregory McNamee is a widely published author, editor, and translator. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.
Greg is also a copyeditor. He is currently copyediting the "Arizona Breeding Bird Atlas" edited by Troy Corman, et. al.
Title: The Desert Reader: A Literary Companion
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Book Condition: VERY GOOD
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