Writing from the Center
By (author) Scott R. Sanders
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Writing from the Center by Scott R. Sanders
Book Description"...essays of substance and beauty, and they belong beside the work of Annie Dillard, Samuel Pickering, and Wendell Berry." -Library Journal "[Sanders] eloquently expresses his love of the land and the responsibility he feels for preventing further erosion of our natural resources..." -Publishers Weekly "Skillfully written in a clear, unmannered style refreshingly devoid of irony and hollow cleverness, the author starts with everyday experiences and gleans from them larger truths." -The Christian Science Monitor "[These] essays are so good one is tempted to stand up and applaud after reading them...Sanders is a modern day prospector who finds gems of spiritual meaning in both familiar and unusual places." -Body Mind Spirit Writing from the Center is about one very fine writer's quest for a meaningful and moral life. Lannan Literary Award winner Scott Sanders (Secrets of the Universe, Staying Put, A Paradise of Bombs) seeks and describes a center that is geographical, emotional, artistic, and spiritual-and is rooted in place. The geography is midwestern, the impulses are universal. "The earth needs fewer tourists and more inhabitants, it seems to me-fewer people who float about in bubbles of money and more people committed to knowing and tending their home ground." -Scott Russell Sanders, from the book
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780253211439
(216mm x 147mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1997
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Scott R. Sanders
Bad Man Ballad, Paperback (April 2004)
The time is 1813, during America's last war with England; the place is the Ohio Valley, the thickly wooded highway of western settlement. Wolves still howl at midnight on village greens. Each log cabin is a fortress, and no one travels without a knife and gun. This is an adventure story set in the backwoods of the Ohio Valley frontier.
Terrarium, Paperback (July 1995)
An imaginative novel about our environmental plight and attitudes.
Staying Put, Paperback (March 1994)» View all books by Scott R. Sanders
In the tradition of Wendell Berry, Sanders champions fidelity to place, informed by ecological awareness, arguing that intimacy with one's home region is the grounding for global knowledge.
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