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Home ground : language for an American landscape / Barry Lopez, editor ; Debra Gwartney, managing editor.

Lopez, Barry Holstun, 1945- (Added Author).

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Brownstown PL - Brownstown 917.3003 H765 (Text) 79361000034303 Adult Nonfiction - Travel Available -
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  • ISBN: 1595340246 (hc : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9781595340245 (hc : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xxiv, 449 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Publisher: San Antonio : Trinity University Press, [2006]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 401-405) and indexes.
Summary, etc.:
The author asked 45 poets and writers to define terms that describe America's land and water forms; phrases like flatiron, bayou, monadnock, kiss tank, meander bar, and everglade. The result is a major enterprise comprising over 850 descriptions, 100 line drawings, and 70 quotations from works by Willa Cather, Truman Capote, John Updike, Cormac McCarthy, and others. Carefully researched and written by talents such as Barbara Kingsolver, Lan Samantha Chang, Robert Hass, Terry Tempest Williams, Jon Krakauer, Gretel Ehrlich, Luis Alberto Urrea, Antonya Nelson, Charles Frazier, Linda Hogan, and Bill McKibben, this text is a composite portrait of the landscape. At the heart of this expansive work is a community of writers in service to their country, emphasizing a language that suggests the vastness and mystery that lie beyond our everyday words.
Subject: Geography > Terminology > Encyclopedias.
Names, Geographical > United States > Encyclopedias.
Americanisms > Encyclopedias.
American literature > Miscellanea > Encyclopedias.
Landscapes in literature > Encyclopedias.
Local color in literature > Encyclopedias.

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