About This Life (Paperback)
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Short Description for About This Life Hauntingly lyrical, these autobiographical reflections represent Lopez's most personal work to date, focusing on his deep spiritual connection to the natural world.
- Published: 01 March 2000
- Format: Paperback 288 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780679754473 ISBN 10: 0679754474
- Sales rank: 301,164
Full description for About This Life
The acclaimed National Book Award winner gives us a collection of spellbinding new essays that, read together, form a jigsaw-puzzle portrait of an extraordinary man. With the publication of his best-selling "Of Wolves and Men, " and with the astonishing originality of "Arctic Dreams, " Barry Lopez established himself as that rare writer whose every book is an event, for both critics and his devoted readership. Now, in "About This Life, " he takes us on a literal and figurative journey across the terrain of autobiography, assembling essays of great wisdom and insight. Here is far-flung travel (the beauty of remote Hokkaido Island, the over-explored Galapagos, enigmatic Bonaire); a naturalist's contention (Why does our society inevitably strip political power from people with intimate knowledge of the land small-scale farmers, Native Americans, Eskimos, cowboys?); and pure adventure (a dizzying series of around-the-world journeys with air freight everything from penguins to pianos). And here, too, are seven exquisite memory pieces hauntingly lyrical yet unsentimental recollections that represent Lopez's most personal work to date, and which will be read as classics of the personal essay for years to come. In writing about nature and people from around the world, by exploring the questions of our age, and, above all, by sharing a new openness about himself, Barry Lopez gives us a book that is at once vastly erudite yet intimate: a magically written and provocative work by a major American writer at the top of his form.