In the hands of award-winning writer Scott Russell Sanders, the essay becomes aninquisitive and revelatory form of art. In 30 of his finest essays-nine never beforecollected-Sanders examines his Midwestern background, his father's drinking, his opposition towar, his literary inheritance, and his feeling for wildness. He also tackles such vital issues asthe disruption of Earth's climate, the impact of technology, the mystique of money, the ideology ofconsumerism, and the meaning of sustainability. Throughout, he asks perennial questions: What is agood life? How do family and culture shape a person's character? How should we treat one another andthe Earth? What is our role in the cosmos? Readers and writers alike will find wisdom andinspiration in Sanders's luminous and thought-provoking prose.
Sanders, Scott R. (Scott Russell), 1945-
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2012.
xiv, 355 p. ;,23 cm.
BIR : 2012-03-23
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