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Earth Works: Selected Essays

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In the hands of award-winning writer Scott Russell Sanders, the essay becomes an inquisitive and revelatory form of art. In 30 of his finest essays--nine never before collected--Sanders examines his Midwestern background, his father's drinking, his opposition to war, his literary inheritance, and his feeling for wildness. He also tackles such vital issues as the disruption of Earth's climate, the impact of technology, the mystique of money, the ideology of consumerism, and the meaning of sustainability. Throughout, he asks perennial questions: What is a good life? How do family and culture shape a person's character? How should we treat one another and the Earth? What is our role in the cosmos? Readers and writers alike will find wisdom and inspiration in Sanders's luminous and thought-provoking prose.

Synopsis:

In the hands of award-winning writer Scott Russell Sanders, the essaybecomes an inquisitive, versatile, and revelatory form of art. Sanders uses theessay as a means to examine his life — his Midwestern background, his father'sdrinking, his resistance to war, his literary debts, and his feeling for wildness --and to address such common human questions as What is a good life? How do family andculture shape a person's character? What is our place in nature? In other essays, Sanders tackles hot-button issues such as the destabilization of Earth's climate, the environmental degradation of the planet, the unchecked growth of technology, themystique of money, and the dangers of globalization. Readers and writers alike willfind wisdom and inspiration in Sanders's luminous and thought-provokingprose.

About the Author

Scott Russell Sanders, Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus at Indiana University Bloomington, is author of 20 books of fiction and nonfiction, including A Private History of Awe, Writing from the Center (IUP, 1995), and A Conservationist Manifesto (IUP, 2009). Among his honors are the Lannan Literary Award, the John Burroughs Essay Award, and the Mark Twain Award.

Table of Contents

Preface

The Singular First Person

At Play in the Paradise of Bombs

The Men We Carry in Our Minds

Doing Time in the Thirteenth Chair

The Inheritance of Tools

Under the Influence

Looking at Women

Reasons of the Body

After the Flood

House and Home

Staying Put

Wayland

Letter to a Reader

Buckeye

The Common Life

Voyageurs

Mountain Music

Wildness

Beauty

Silence

The Force of Spirit

The Uses of Muscle

A Private History of Awe

A Road into Chaos and Old Night

Words Addressed to Our Condition Exactly

Honoring the Ordinary

Speaking for the Land

The Mystique of Money

Buffalo Eddy

Mind in the Forest

Notes and Acknowledgements

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253000958
Author:
Sanders, Scott Russell
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Ecology and Environment; Essays and Belles Lettres; Indiana and the Midwest; Literature and Literary Studies
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
9.01 x 6.02 x 0.79 in

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"Synopsis" by , In the hands of award-winning writer Scott Russell Sanders, the essaybecomes an inquisitive, versatile, and revelatory form of art. Sanders uses theessay as a means to examine his life — his Midwestern background, his father'sdrinking, his resistance to war, his literary debts, and his feeling for wildness --and to address such common human questions as What is a good life? How do family andculture shape a person's character? What is our place in nature? In other essays, Sanders tackles hot-button issues such as the destabilization of Earth's climate, the environmental degradation of the planet, the unchecked growth of technology, themystique of money, and the dangers of globalization. Readers and writers alike willfind wisdom and inspiration in Sanders's luminous and thought-provokingprose.
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