Stirring the Mud
On Swamps, Bogs, and Human Imagination
By (author) Barbara Hurd
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Stirring the Mud by Barbara Hurd
Book DescriptionIn these nine evocative essays, Barbara Hurd explores the seductive allure of bogs, swamps, and wetlands. Hurd's forays into the land of carnivorous plants, swamp gas, and bog men provide fertile ground for rich thoughts about mythology, literature, Eastern spirituality, and human longing. In her observations of these muddy environments, she finds ample metaphor for human creativity, imagination, and fear.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780820331522
(210mm x 140mm x 11mm)
Imprint: University of Georgia Press
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publish Date: 15-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Barbara Hurd
Listening to the Savage, Hardback (January 2016)
Barbara Hurd's Listening to the Savage weaves rich explorations of science, history, mythology, literature, and music. The listening of the book delineates and champions a kind of attentiveness to what is not easily heard and is written in language that is as precise as it is poetic, providing original ways of engagement in the natural world.
Entering the Stone, Paperback (June 2008)
Explores some caves on earth: from sacred caves in India to secret caves in Arizona. This book details the natural history and spiritual territory of these caves.
Walking the Wrack Line, Hardback (June 2008)» View all books by Barbara Hurd
Contains writing on beaches of several locations. Each chapter of this book starts with attention to an object - a shell fragment of a pelican egg, or perhaps a jellyfish - and then widens into larger concerns: the persistence of habits, desire, disappointments, the lie of the perfectly preserved, the pleasures of aversions, and, transformations.
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Author Biography - Barbara Hurd
Barbara Hurd is the author of "Walking the Wrack Line," "Entering the Stone," and a collection of poetry, "The Singer's Temple." Her work has appeared in "Best American Essays," "Yale Review," "Georgia Review," "Nimrod," "New Letters," and "Audubon." Hurd teaches creative writing at Frostburg State University, where she has held the Elkins Professorship, and at the Stonecoast MFA program at the University of Southern Maine.
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