Stirring the Mud by Barbara Hurd
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Stirring the Mud
By Barbara Hurd

Stirring the Mud

On Swamps, Bogs, and Human Imagination

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Stirring the Mud by Barbara Hurd

Book Description

In 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 Details

ISBN: 9780820331522
ISBN-10: 082033152X
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 11mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: University of Georgia Press
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publish Date: 15-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Entering the Stone by Barbara Hurd 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 by Barbara Hurd Walking the Wrack Line, Hardback (June 2008)

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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