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American birds : a literary companion / edited by Andrew Rubenfeld and Terry Tempest Williams.

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adams PL Sys. - Geneva Branch 808.80 AME LIB (Text) 34207002377043 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
  Donated by: Rotary Club of Berne.
Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville 808.80 AMERICAN (Text) 34706001661083 Non-Fiction 800-899 Available -
Ligonier PL - Ligonier 808.80 R (Text) 73571200188516 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781598536553
  • ISBN: 1598536559
  • Physical Description: xix, 265 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Library of America, [2020]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
"Featuring some of America's greatest writers and poets, this landmark anthology is a one-of-a-kind field guide to the American literary imagination. Americans have always been fascinated by birds and from the beginning American writers have captured this keen interest in a variety of genres: poems, journals, memoirs, short stories, essays, and travel accounts. Here literature professor and avid birder Andrew Rubenfeld, in collaboration with acclaimed writer Terry Tempest Williams, who provides a foreword, gathers evocative and surprising writings on birds and our fascination with them from an astonishing array of American poets and writers. The result is a literature of singular depth and beauty, with occasional flights of fancy in the mix. Experience the exquisite beauty of Native American songs about birds. Accompany Lewis and Clark as they encounter new species, Audubon as he sketches near New Orleans, and Emerson and Thoreau birding together around Walden Pond. Delight in Sarah Orne Jewett's poignant tale of a snowy egret in the Maine woods and Florence Merriam's portrait of a winter wren in Central Park. Join Rachel Carson as she watches skimmers along the Atlantic coast and Roger Tory Peterson observing snail kites in the Everglades. And thrill to an impressive roster of modern and contemporary poets, including Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, Sterling A. Brown, Cornelius Eady, Mary Oliver, Linda Hogan, Louise Erdrich, and David Tomas Martinez, as they evoke the magic and haunting beauty of America's birds."--provided by publisher.
Subject: Birds > Literary collections.
Birds > Fiction.
American literature > 20th century.
American literature > 21st century.
Genre: Essays.
Short stories.

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