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About This Life: Journeys on the Threshold of Memory

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About the Author

Barry Lopez was born in Port Chester, New York. He grew up in southern California and New York City and attended college in the Midwest before moving to Oregon, where he has lived since 1968. He is an essayist, author, and short story writer, and has traveled extensively in remote parts of the world. Recent trips have taken him to the Tanami Desert in Australia's Northern Territory, into the Transantarctic Mountains, to northern Kenya, and into the Weddell Sea in the Southern Ocean in winter.

In his nonfiction work, Lopez often writes about the relationship between the physical landscape and human culture. He is the author of Arctic Dreams, winner of the National Book Award; Of Wolves and Men, for which he received the John Burroughs Medal; and six works of fiction. He contributes regularly to Harper's, The Georgia Review, American Short Fiction, Story, The Paris Review, DoubleTake, Orion, Outside, Manoa, and other publications. His work appears in dozens of anthologies and has been widely translated.

Lopez's first stories were published in 1966, and he has been a full-time writer since leaving graduate school in 1970. Prior to 1981, he worked as a landscape photographer, and he continues to maintain close contact with a diverse community of artists. He has collaborated with composer John Luther Adams on several theater and concert productions, has spoken at exhibitions of the work of sculptor Michael Singer and photographer Robert Adams, and has written about painter Alan Magee and potter Richard Rowland. He collaborated with playwright Jim Leonard, Jr., on a stage production of his illustrated fable, Crow and Weasel, which opened at the Children's Theater in Minneapolis, and has worked with music producer Manfred Eicher at ECM Records in Munich developing prose for a recording project. Currently he is working with painter and printmaker Robert Eschner, with whom he published in 1997 a fine-press limited-edition book, Apologia, now in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum, the New York Public Library, Stanford, Yale, the universities of Georgia, Notre Dame, and Washington, and other institutions.

Barry Lopez has received an award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Lannan Foundation Award, and a Governor's Award, as well as Pushcart Prizes for both his fiction and nonfiction writing.

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ISBN:
9780679754473
Author:
Lopez, Barry
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Lopez, Barry
Author:
Lopez, Barry Holstun
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Wildlife
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Lopez, Barry Holstun
Subject:
Biology-Reference
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Vintage Books ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
196
Publication Date:
19990431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.01 x 5.19 x .6 in .5 lb

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