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Of Landscape and Longing: Finding a Home at the Water's Edge (The World As Home)

Servid, Carolyn

Verlag: Milkweed Editions, Minneapolis, Minn., 2000
ISBN 10: 1571312382 / ISBN 13: 9781571312389
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Titel: Of Landscape and Longing: Finding a Home at ...

Verlag: Milkweed Editions, Minneapolis, Minn.

Erscheinungsdatum: 2000

Einband: Paperback

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1571312382 Nature/Ecology Very good. Clean copy. Minor crease. Quality, Value, Experience. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRAYTRPB30R4192

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Inhaltsangabe: Though Americans move frequently and often live far from the place they were born, they retain a memory of the landscape of childhood. For Carolyn Servid, and for others who love shorelines and boats, this imprinted place is where water meets trees. Using memoir as a means of meditation, Servid writes about connections to the land and the ways our love of a place can lead us to see it as an adversary, as she once felt during an ascent in Glacier Bay; as something to be consumed, as in the sprouting of mansions in the valleys of Colorado; or as a lover, as in her intimate, abiding knowledge of the shore near her home, where her greatest pleasure is to row her Banks dory among the whales and nearby islands.

Rezension: Carolyn Servid, the child of American parents, grew up in a village in tropical India. America seemed to her, she writes in Of Landscape and Longing, "a world apart," a foreign country in which she could never quite fit. Small wonder, then, that she chose to settle in a once-remote and distant pocket of America, in the little Alaskan town of Sitka, to work as a writer and teacher. Her slender book gathers essays inspired by her time in India, Alaska, and places in between, essays that return to questions of how one finds and makes a home, a place of rootedness and belonging, a place in which to battle homesickness for all the other places we've known. A keen, spiritually inclined observer of the natural world, and a committed defender of the untamed forests that surround her, she writes easily of salmon and eagles, of clouds and spruce trees. And while Servid sometimes lapses into sentimentality--you might not guess, reading her, that humpback whales sing for their own purposes, and not strictly to awaken noble and loving thoughts in the humans who happen to overhear them--her exaltation at living at the water's edge, close to wild animals and the wild ocean, rings true. --Gregory McNamee

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