An Unspoken Hunger
Stories from the Field
ISBN10: 0679752560 ISBN13: 9780679752561 Contributors: Desser, Robin (Editor) Publisher: Vintage Books Published: Sep 1 1995 Weight: 0.40lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
The acclaimed author of Refuge here weaves together a resonant and often rhapsodic manifesto on behalf of the landscapes she loves, combining the power of her observations in the field with her personal experience--as a woman, a Mormon, and a Westerner. Through the grace of her stories we come to see how a lack of intimacy with the natural world has initiated a lack of intimacy with each other.Williams shadows lions on the Serengeti and spots night herons in the Bronx. She pays homage to the rogue spirits of Edward Abbey and Georgia O'Keeffe, contemplates the unfathomable wildness of bears, and directs us to a politics of place. The result is an utterly persuasive book--one that has the power to change the way we live upon the earth.