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A combination of poetry, nature writing, and biography in one book-length "persona-poem."Combining the best of poetry, nature writing, and biography, Pamela Alexander in her book-length "persona-poem" brings to life John James Audubon and a world not yet aware of nature's limits. She distills the essence of this remarkable naturalist-artist and gives him voice to tell his life's story in fragments of letters, journal entries, actual vignettes and lyrical passages, Captivating and accessible, her poem reads with the authority of autobiography, the dramatic coherence of a novel, and the evocative clarity of an Audubon print. The reader, briefly transported to the natural world of America a century and a half ago, cannot help but contrast its condition today and feel a poignant sense of loss.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780819511935
Author:
Alexander, Pamela
Publisher:
Wesleyan
Location:
Hanover, N.H. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Ornithologists
Subject:
Audubon, john james, 1785-1851
Subject:
Audubon, John James
Subject:
Animal painters -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Animal painters.
Subject:
Ornithologists -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 60.
Series Volume:
9361
Publication Date:
19910431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
72
Dimensions:
8.42x5.52x.26 in. .25 lbs.

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