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  • Title: The New Desert Reader
  • Author: Peter Wild
  • ISBN: 9780874808711
  • Page: 301
  • Format: Paperback
  • The New Desert Reader brings together a historical cross section of writing about the American Southwest in selections that demonstrate how thinking about American deserts has changed from the earliest times to the present day Beginning with the centuries old legends of the Tohono O Odham Indians, it moves through the foresighted observations of John Wesley Powell, one arThe New Desert Reader brings together a historical cross section of writing about the American Southwest in selections that demonstrate how thinking about American deserts has changed from the earliest times to the present day Beginning with the centuries old legends of the Tohono O Odham Indians, it moves through the foresighted observations of John Wesley Powell, one armed explorer of the Grand Canyon continues with the delicate appreciations of Mary Austin and Joseph Wood Krutch includes examples of the keen activist writings of Wallace Stegner and Edward Abbey and finishes with such contemporary desert writers as Tony Hillerman and others A slow change in outlook dominates the book, as attitudes shift from viewing the desert as a place to be despised or exploited to an appreciation of it as a special place, an arena of highly complex natural communities, and a wild refuge for the human body and soul Comprehensive and brightly informative, The New Desert Reader will be invaluable to anyone interested in the history, literature, and beauty of North America s treasured desert places.
    The New Desert Reader The New Desert Reader brings together a historical cross section of writing about the American Southwest in selections that demonstrate how thinking about American deserts has changed from the earlies

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    1. Sadly, I found this book toward the end of a road trip that took me through the Desert Southwest of the USA I wish I had this amazing anthology at my side for my jaunts into Death Valley, the Mojave Desert, Zion, and the Empty Quarter of west Arizona The editor, Peter Wild, was the perfect choice to provide introductions to the essays found in these pages He begins his examination of the desert ness of the American landscape, chronologically with the legends and lore of the Native Americans befo [...]

    2. My wife picked up this book the last time we were in Zion NP She said it seemed like the type of book I would enjoy It s amazing how well someone can know you.In the New Desert Reader, Peter Wild has chosen prolific writings from select periods of time, including ancient legends, early explorations, settlement throughout the 1800s, the dust bowl, conservation movements, and even writings from modern times The writings themselves provide excellent insight into ways of life and general attitude to [...]

    3. An anthology consisting of short excerpts or writers with the western deserts as their subject Arranged chronologically from the early Spanish explorers to contemporary writers.Wild provides extensive biographical and critical chapter introductions I would have preferred less of Wilder and of the literary artists But this should give the reader a brief introduction to writers worth pursuing in depth.

    4. Peter Wild just died, so now this book is destined to fly off the shelves No, this is actually a pretty decent introduction to southwest literature I can admit that, even if Wild s class should have gone a LOT deeper into the writing than simply reading these clean litle excerpts that follow Wild s literary criticism.

    5. I felt my insides longing for a desert, but the notion of the history of the desert coming for my insides, a romantic spirit but one rattlingly sobering and realizing as well.

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