The Nature of Generosity
By (author) William Kittredge
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Nature of Generosity by William Kittredge
Book DescriptionThe Nature of Generosity is at once a natural sequel to the acclaimed memoir Hole in the Sky and an entirely unique masterwork from one of the finest writers of the American West. Taking as his topic the "ordinary yearning to take physical and emotional care," William Kittredge embarks upon a literary and philosophical grand tour that explores the very core of who we are. Whether he's recalling a childhood in Oregon, touring Europe, or studying photographs of Japanese gardens in a bookstore in New York City, Kittredge's connections are as unexpected as they are inspiring. Shattering the myth that survival of the fittest means "survival of the violent, or the cruelest, or the selfish," Kittredge imagines a world in which altruism dominates--and offers ample evidence that this is not an unreachable utopian ideal.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780679756873
(200mm x 133mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author William Kittredge
From Where We Stand, Paperback (April 2016)
Why does a particular landscape move us? What is it that attaches us to a particular place? From Where We Stand is an eloquent exploration of the connections we have with places-and the loss to us if there are no such connections.
William Albert Allard, Hardback (November 2010)
A gift book that reveals 50 years of photography by a "National Geographic" photographer. It covers such wide-ranging topics as the Basques, Sicily, Peru, Paris, India's Untouchables, Bollywood, and the urban elephants of Thailand.
Rounding the Human Corners, Paperback / softback (April 2008)
"Linda Hogan's vision is breathtaking."--Barbara Kingsolver
Western Rider, Hardback (January 2004)» View all books by William Kittredge
While travelling through the American West in search of places to paint, Chuck Forsman took a series of 35mm black and white photographs from behind the wheel of his car. This work documents the West in the way it is usually viewed, framed by the car window.
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Author Biography - William Kittredge
William Kittredge lives in Missoula, Montana.
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