Eating Stone: Imagination and the Loss of the Wild (Vintage)

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9781400031771: Eating Stone: Imagination and the Loss of the Wild (Vintage)

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"Ellen Meloy's "Eating Stone is an incomparable work of power, beauty, wisdom, tenderness, and great humor. This book reminds me of what it is I love about reading great books: time stops, and a deeper understanding, a deeper way of being, inhabits the reader. Ellen is missed deeply, and all the more so when reflected in the beauty of these pages."
-Rick Bass, author of "Caribou Rising
"In nearly every writer's life, one book stands out from the others. While all of the books might be fine, one proclaims the writer's energy and passion, all of her heart and all of her soul. "Eating Stone is that book for Ellen Meloy. It is her prayer, her elegy, her song for mountain sheep and for all of life in this wondrous, breakable world."
-Nora Gallagher, author of "Practicing Resurrection
and "Things Seen and Unseen
"If you are lucky enough to glimpse the bighorn sheep, invisible and nearly invisible along the ledges and against the rocky hillsides, and if you are watching from a very great distance, you may see her, a lanky wind-whipped woman, moving among the herd, touching flanks, taking notes. And when we have lost the bighorn sheep forever-through destruction of habitat and other thieves-they will still reside here, as shimmering holograms in Ellen Meloy's moving story of the Blue Door Band."
-Jo Ann Beard, author of "The Boys of My Youth
"Through the lens of mountain sheep, Ellen Meloy looked on the earth and saw that it was good. About her fellow humans, she was less pleased, yet compassionate and wry. There's fire in this prose, the energy of a writer in love with language and with our stony, watery planet."
-Scott Russell Sanders, author of "Hunting forHope
"In telling the story of a lost flock of mountain sheep, Meloy leads us through that 'spellbound threshold between humanity and the rest of nature.' There, in the radiance of her patient, enthralling observation, we encounter the mortality of the natural world, that increasingly familiar place where 'deep landscape falls farther and farther away, always at the point of loss.'"
-Honor Moore, author of "Red Shoes

"Ellen Meloy's "Eating Stone is an incomparable work of power, beauty, wisdom, tenderness, and great humor. This book reminds me of what it is I love about reading great books: time stops, and a deeper understanding, a deeper way of being, inhabits the reader. Ellen is missed deeply, and all the more so when reflected in the beauty of these pages."
-Rick Bass, author of "Caribou Rising
"In nearly every writer's life, one book stands out from the others. While all of the books might be fine, one proclaims the writer's energy and passion, all of her heart and all of her soul. "Eating Stone is that book for Ellen Meloy. It is her prayer, her elegy, her song for mountain sheep and for all of life in this wondrous, breakable world."
-Nora Gallagher, author of "Practicing Resurrection
and "Things Seen and Unseen
"If you are lucky enough to glimpse the bighorn sheep, invisible and nearly invisible along the ledges and against the rocky hillsides, and if you are watching from a very great distance, you may see her, a lanky wind-whipped woman, moving among the herd, touching flanks, taking notes. And when we have lost the bighorn sheep forever-through destruction of habitat and other thieves-they will still reside here, as shimmering holograms in Ellen Meloy's moving story of the Blue Door Band."
-Jo Ann Beard, author of "The Boys of My Youth
"Through the lens of mountain sheep, Ellen Meloy looked on the earth and saw that it was good. About her fellow humans, she was less pleased, yet compassionate and wry. There's fire in this prose, the energy of a writer in love with language and with our stony, watery planet."
-Scott Russell Sanders, author of "Hunting forHope
"In telling the story of a lost flock of mountain sheep, Meloy leads us through that 'spellbound threshold between humanity and the rest of nature.' There, in the radiance of her patient, enthralling observation, we encounter the mortality of the natural world, that increasingly familiar place where 'deep landscape falls farther and farther away, always at the point of loss.'"
-Honor Moore, author of "Red Shoes

"From the Hardcover edition.

"Ellen Meloy's "Eating Stone" is an incomparable work of power, beauty, wisdom, tenderness, and great humor. This book reminds me of what it is I love about reading great books: time stops, and a deeper understanding, a deeper way of being, inhabits the reader. Ellen is missed deeply, and all the more so when reflected in the beauty of these pages."
-Rick Bass, author of "Caribou Rising"
"In nearly every writer's life, one book stands out from the others. While all of the books might be fine, one proclaims the writer's energy and passion, all of her heart and all of her soul. "Eating Stone" is that book for Ellen Meloy. It is her prayer, her elegy, her song for mountain sheep and for all of life in this wondrous, breakable world."
-Nora Gallagher, author of "Practicing Resurrection "
and "Things Seen and Unseen"
"If you are lucky enough to glimpse the bighorn sheep, invisible and nearly invisible along the ledges and against the rocky hillsides, and if you are watching from a very great distance, you may see her, a lanky wind-whipped woman, moving among the herd, touching flanks, taking notes. And when we have lost the bighorn sheep forever-through destruction of habitat and other thieves-they will still reside here, as shimmering holograms in Ellen Meloy's moving story of the Blue Door Band."
-Jo Ann Beard, author of "The Boys of My Youth"
"Through the lens of mountain sheep, Ellen Meloy looked on the earth and saw that it was good. About her fellow humans, she was less pleased, yet compassionate and wry. There's fire in this prose, the energy of a writer in love with language and with our stony, watery planet."
-Scott Russell Sanders, author of "Huntingfor Hope"
"In telling the story of a lost flock of mountain sheep, Meloy leads us through that 'spellbound threshold between humanity and the rest of nature.' There, in the radiance of her patient, enthralling observation, we encounter the mortality of the natural world, that increasingly familiar place where 'deep landscape falls farther and farther away, always at the point of loss.'"
-Honor Moore, author of "Red Shoes"

"From the Hardcover edition."

"Piercingly beautiful. . . . Its chapters map a vibrant, curious mind in love with the particulars of the Southwest landscape." -"The New York Times Book Review""One of our finest natural-history writers. . . . Her own knowledge of the natural world is deep, her prose breathtakingly beautiful and often startling." -Annie Proulx, "Globe & Mail""A major contribution to an understanding of the land. . . . Meloy's genius seems evident on every page of this thoughtful, impressionistic book."-"Deseret News " "One of the American West's greatest contemporary naturalists. . . . More than a mere adventure, "Eating Stone" concludes Meloy's love affair with the western desert and the wildlife it nourishes."-"Outside Magazine"Beautiful. . . . Not since Peter Matthiessen's "The Snow Leopard" has an author transported us so completely into the wilderness."-"The Plain Dealer"

Piercingly beautiful. . . . Its chapters map a vibrant, curious mind in love with the particulars of the Southwest landscape. The New York Times Book Review One of our finest natural-history writers. . . . Her own knowledge of the natural world is deep, her prose breathtakingly beautiful and often startling. Annie Proulx, Globe & Mail A major contribution to an understanding of the land. . . . Meloy s genius seems evident on every page of this thoughtful, impressionistic book. Deseret News One of the American West's greatest contemporary naturalists. . . . More than a mere adventure, Eating Stone concludes Meloy's love affair with the western desert and the wildlife it nourishes. Outside MagazineBeautiful. . . . Not since Peter Matthiessen s The Snow Leopard has an author transported us so completely into the wilderness. The Plain Dealer"

Biografía del autor:

ELLEN MELOY, a recipient of a Whit-ing Foundation Award in 1997, was a native of the West and lived in California, Montana, and Utah. Her previous book, The Anthropology of Turquoise, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and won the Utah Book Award and the Banff Mountain Book Festival Award in the adventure and travel category. She is also the author of Raven s Exile: A Season on the Green River and The Last Cheater s Waltz: Beauty and Violence in the Desert Southwest. Meloy spent most of her life in wild, remote places; at the time of her sudden death in November 2004 (three months after completing Eating Stone), she and her husband were living in southern Utah.

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