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The Stars, the Snow, the Fire: Twenty-Five Years in the Alaska Wilderness

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In this wilderness classic, the quintessential Alaskan frontiersman relates his experiences from over twenty years as a homesteader. As New York Newsday has said of his work, "If Alaska had not existed, Haines might well have invented it."

Review:

"A powerful, beautifully articulated love of the land....An existence as near to that half-mythic thing we celebrate as the 'frontier experience' as could be found anywhere in the 20th century." Washington Post Book World

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"Such a life may not be possible again. So it is good that a writer of Mr. Haines's rare vision and poetic eloquence lived this life, and good that he has shared it." New York Times Book Review

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"An invaluable addition to American literature." Booklist (starred review)

About the Author

John Haines is a poet, essayist, and teacher. He is the author of numerous books, including The Owl in the Mask of the Dreamer: Collected Poems and Fables and Distances: New and Selected Essays. Haines has recently received an American Academy of Arts and Letters award in literature, and a Fellowship of The Academy of American Poets for distinguished poetic achievement. He lived in Alaska for many years and currently lives in Montana.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781555973063
Subtitle:
Twenty-Five Years in the Alaska Wilderness
Author:
Haines, John
Author:
Haines, John Meade
Author:
Haines, John A.
Publisher:
Graywolf Press
Location:
Saint Paul, Minn.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Alaska
Subject:
Wilderness areas
Subject:
Outdoor life
Subject:
Poets, American
Subject:
General Biography
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
SB 11-555
Publication Date:
20000301
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
162
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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"Review" by , "A powerful, beautifully articulated love of the land....An existence as near to that half-mythic thing we celebrate as the 'frontier experience' as could be found anywhere in the 20th century."
"Review" by , "Such a life may not be possible again. So it is good that a writer of Mr. Haines's rare vision and poetic eloquence lived this life, and good that he has shared it."
"Review" by , "An invaluable addition to American literature."
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