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Great Dismal: A Carolinian's Swamp Memoir

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Publisher Comments:

Just below the Tidewater area of Virginia, straddling the North Carolina-Virginia line, lies the Great Dismal Swamp, one of America's most mysterious wilderness areas. The swamp has long drawn adventurers, runaways, and romantics, and while many have tried to conquer it, none has succeeded. In this engaging memoir, Bland Simpson, who grew up near the swamp in North Carolina, blends personal experience, travel narrative, oral history, and natural history to create an intriguing portrait of the Great Dismal Swamp and its people. For this edition, he has added an epilogue discussing developments in the region since 1990.

Synopsis:

[Simpson] has given us a jewel of natural and human history.

New Yorker [An] engaging portrait.

Publishers Weekly Mr. Simpson's book, part history and part travelogue, entices the reader to join them [previous visitors to the Great Dismal].

Atlantic Monthly Nature-writing at its best, classic in its fervor, sincere in its integrity, transfixing in its gem-like language.

Christian Science Monitor No pleasure quite matches that of reading prose that feels as natural as breathing.

Newsday

Synopsis:

A lyrical tribute to the Great Dismal Swamp, the mysterious wilderness straddling the North Carolina-Virginia line. Includes a new epilogue by Bland Simpson, one of the region's most loved authors.

About the Author

Bland Simpson, who teaches creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is author of Into the Sound Country (with photography by Ann Cary Simpson) and The Mystery of Beautiful Nell Cropsey. A member of the Red Clay Ramblers, an internationally acclaimed string band, he has collaborated on such musicals as Kudzu, King Mackerel and The Blues Are Running, Diamond Studs, and Fool Moon.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807847527
Epilogue:
Simpson, Bland
Author:
Simpson, Bland
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Regional Subjects - South
Subject:
North carolina
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Great dismal swamp
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Tidewater area of Virginia; North Carolina; Virginia; Great Dismal Swamp; travel narrative; oral history; natural history
Subject:
Dismal Swamp (N.C. and Va.)
Subject:
Natural history -- Dismal Swamp (N.C. and Va.)
Subject:
Tidewater area of Virginia
Subject:
Virginia
Subject:
travel narrative
Subject:
Oral history
Subject:
Biology-Reference
Subject:
Great Dismal Swa
Subject:
MP
Subject:
Great Dism
Subject:
al Swamp
Copyright:
Series:
Chapel Hill Books
Publication Date:
September 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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Product details 208 pages University of North Carolina Press - English 9780807847527 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , [Simpson] has given us a jewel of natural and human history.

New Yorker [An] engaging portrait.

Publishers Weekly Mr. Simpson's book, part history and part travelogue, entices the reader to join them [previous visitors to the Great Dismal].

Atlantic Monthly Nature-writing at its best, classic in its fervor, sincere in its integrity, transfixing in its gem-like language.

Christian Science Monitor No pleasure quite matches that of reading prose that feels as natural as breathing.

Newsday

"Synopsis" by , A lyrical tribute to the Great Dismal Swamp, the mysterious wilderness straddling the North Carolina-Virginia line. Includes a new epilogue by Bland Simpson, one of the region's most loved authors.
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