At Home on this Earth

Two Centuries of U.S. Women's Nature Writing

Author: Lorraine Anderson,Thomas S. Edwards

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584651932

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 404

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The canon of U.S. nature writing, like the literary canon in general, has long been male-centered. But as this anthology shows, women’s voices have been there since the early Republic. At Home on This Earth features the most readable and accomplished pieces of nature writing by more than 50 U.S. women authors, from the early 19th century to the present. Spanning a range of genres including memoir, story, journal entry, sketch, and essay, it brings together pieces long out of print by such forgotten authors as Elizabeth C. Wright and Edith Thomas with selections by such well-known and acclaimed authors as Rachel Carson and Alice Walker. Moving far beyond the customary association of nature writing with New England and its Yankee progenitors, the book offers work from across the United States by Jewish, Asian, Hispanic, African American, and Native American women. With its rich diversity in voices, attitudes, and styles, this anthology expands the definition of nature writing, recognizes the specific contribution of women to this genre, and shows their unique relation to the natural world. Designed for undergraduate courses as well as for general readers, the book includes a short biography of the author preceding each selection. A bibliography and list of further reading is included, as well as an index of authors and titles. Lorraine Anderson’s introduction traces for the first time a distinct tradition of women’s nature writing in the United States. Contributors — Mary Hunter Austin, Marilou Awiakta, Florence Merriam Bailey, Fabiola Cabeza de Vaca, Sally Carrighar, Rachel Carson, Denise Chávez, Anna Botsford Comstock, Susan Fenimore Cooper, Terri de la Peña, Annie Dillard, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Gretel Ehrlich, Virginia Eifert, Louise Erdrich, Margaret Fuller, Susan Griffin, Charlotte Forten Grimké, Linda Hasselstrom, Julia Butterfly Hill, Linda Hogan, bell hooks, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, Pam Houston, Sue Hubbell, Florence Page Jaques, Sarah Orne Jewett, Josephine Johnson, Diana Kappel-Smith, Caroline Kirkland, Maxine Kumin, Anne LaBastille, Ursula K. Le Guin, Meridel Le Sueur, Mabel Dodge Luhan, Ellen Meloy, Olive Thorne Miller, Brenda Peterson, Gene Stratton Porter, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Sharman Apt Russell, Leslie Marmon Silko, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Celia Laighton Thaxter, Edith M. Thomas, Alice Walker, Evelyn C. White, Terry Tempest Williams, Elizabeth C. Wright, Mabel Osgood Wright, Ann Zwinger

100 Most Popular Nonfiction Authors

Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies

Author: Bernard Alger Drew

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591584872

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 438

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Provides alphabetically-arranged biographical entries of popular writers of nonfiction, including Richard Dawkins, Joan Didion, and Paul Theroux, and presents insights on the creative process for each individual.

American Women Conservationists

Twelve Profiles

Author: Madelyn Holmes

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786417838

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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Presents profiles of a variety of American women conservationists, including Mary Austin, Marjory Stoneman, Rachel Carson, and Helen Nearing.

Ideology

Author: James Decker

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137143606

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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This concise introduction to the concept of ideology provides an overview of the term and considers its impact on literary theory. James M. Decker analyzes the history of Western ideology from its pre-Enlightenment roots to its current incarnations, providing readers with both an essential overview of key terms and issues and a thoughtful assessment of some of the important critical thinkers associated with the notion, including Marx, Gramsci and Althusser. Ideological theories are introduced within three broad categories - the subjective, the institutional and the political - which helps students to synthesize a concept that sprawls across the traditional disciplinary lines of philosophy, politics, economics, history and cultural and literary studies. Close readings of key texts demonstrate the impact of ideology on critical practice and literary reputation. Texts include: - Toni Morrison's Sula - William Faulkner's 'Barn Burning' - George Orwell's 1984 Compact and easy-to-follow, Decker's study finally asks: are we now in a 'post-ideological' era?

Woodswoman IIII

Book Four of the Woodswoman's Adventures

Author: N.A

Publisher: West of Wind Publications

ISBN: 9780963284631

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 220

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Anne LaBastille and her German shepherds experience more daring, death defying encounters in the wilderness, and with humans, than ever before. WOODSWOMAN IIII covers five years, rather than ten, since life has speeded up both at her log cabin and old farm. Anne juggles hard to achieve balance between making a living as a freelance writer and publisher, and as a cabin-dweller and contemplative. Her humorous descriptions of the miserly book factory show the complex demands on her time. These are contrapuntal to her exquisite images of Adirondack nature and wildlife and the harmony she finds therein. Despite fewer days at the cabin, each visitation holds greater intensity, more loveliness, interdependence and familiarity with her pets and wildlife. Her message to women everywhere is: Be Courageous, Be Independent, and Be Compassionate. Her message to readers is captured in this visionary chronicling of sociological events and ecological changes over 35 years in the Adirondack Park. WOODSWOMAN, WOODSWOMAN II, WOODSWOMAN III, also available from West of the Wind Publications, Inc., Westport, NY.

Woodswoman II

Author: Anne LaBastille

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393320596

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 251

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Anne LaBastille wrote her best-selling book Woodswoman about the peace and solitude she found in the log cabin she built at Black Bear Lake. Eventually, however, the outside world intruded.

Ein Pfundskerl namens George

Wie ein surfender Hund mein bester Freund und Retter wurde

Author: Colin Campbell

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3959101295

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Eine berührende Geschichte über eine einzigartige Freundschaft zwischen Mensch und Hund. Eine dramatische Veränderung erwartet Colin als er von einer Geschäftsreise zurückkehrt: Seine Frau hat ihn ohne Vorwarnung verlassen. Ihm bleiben einzig die Wohnung und eine drückende Einsamkeit. Um dieser Leere zu entkommen, nimmt Colin einen vernachlässigten Landseer-Neufundländer aus dem Tierheim auf: George. Nach und nach finden die beiden Vertrauen zueinander, werden beste Freunde und lernen gemeinsam wieder einen positiven Lebensweg zu gehen. Das Duo entdeckt außerdem noch eine besondere gemeinsame Leidenschaft: Das Surfen! Colin merkt, dass er nach außen hin vielleicht Georges Leben rettete, George ihm aber ebenso geholfen hat. Der Bestseller aus den USA und Kanada erzählt in einer rührenden Geschichte, was die Beziehung zwischen Mensch und Haustier ausmacht und lehrt, die kleinen Dinge des Lebens schätzen zu lernen, um (wieder) echtes Glück zu finden.

Woodswoman III

Book Three of the Woodswoman's Adventures

Author: Anne LaBastille

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 250

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In 1976, Anne LaBastille, a young ecologist built her own log cabin at the edge of wilderness in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. She has lived there without electricity or a road for 30 years. Her first book, WOODSWOMAN, related encounters with wildlife, weather, & local folk over ten years. The sequel, BEYOND BLACK BEAR LAKE, described her building a new retreat for writing, "Thoreau II," closer to the wilderness. WOODSWOMAN III tells how Anne & her German shepherds encounter a perilous tornado, the joys of guiding, the sad passing of her noble dog, Condor, new environmental controversies & terrorism, the haunting beauty of the Adirondack Mountains, & the challenge of becoming an older woodswoman. She offers a strong inspirational message to women over 50 to become "fierce eco-feminists" & save our planet. In this third decade, Anne's writing is delightfully spunky & sensitive. WOODSWOMAN III is dynamite! Available May 1997 from West of the Wind Publications, Inc., R.D. 2, Westport, NY 12993. Phone & FAX: 518-962-8295. ISBN 0-9632846-1-4. $15.00. 256pp. (Orig.), Trade Paper.

This Incomparable Land

A Guide to American Nature Writing

Author: Thomas Jefferson Lyon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 277

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Nature writing is essential to awakening an ecological way of seeing. The author covers the full spectrum of the genre, including field guides, travel and adventure stories, and essays on solitary and back-country living. This new edition contains an updated bibliography of primary and secondary sources in nature writing through the end of the 20th century.

American Writers

Supplement

Author: Leonard Unger,Jay Parini

Publisher: Charles Scribners & Sons

ISBN: 9780684806495

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 640

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Includes essays, analysis, and biographies of prominent literary figures of various genres and backgrounds in American literature.

Wie Frank Derrick mit 81 Jahren das Glück kennenlernte

Roman

Author: J.B. Morrison

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732506002

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

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Mit über achtzig Jahren ist es manchmal schwer, jeden Tag die Stunden totzuschlagen. Wie soll das erst werden, wenn man mit gebrochenem Arm und Fuß ans Haus gefesselt ist? Frank Derrick hat die schlimmsten Befürchtungen. Doch was zuerst wie eine mittelschwere Katastrophe aussieht, entpuppt sich als wahrer Glücksfall: Denn seine Pflegekraft Kelly wirbelt Franks Leben ordentlich durcheinander. Und schon bald wird ihm klar, dass es die kleinen Abenteuer des Alltags sind, die das Leben zu einem großen Wunder machen - egal, wie alt man ist.

Changing Wilderness Values, 1930-1990

An Annotated Bibliography

Author: N.A

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 138

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Documenting the evolution and diversity of wilderness values from the 1930s to the present, this fully annotated work provides a review of the literature as a whole and information on writers, content, themes, and important passages for each entry.