The Sierra Club Nature Writing Handbook: A Creative Guide
This newest volume in the Sierra Club's acclaimed The series includes autobiographical writings, essays, short stories, and poetry that communicate a passion for nature which enhances our appreciation of a wide range of landscapes and wildlife. Diverse in mood and setting, the nineteen selections, including seven in print for the first time, represent the best of the genre.
Readers will delight in Chip Rawlins's memoir of life in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming, Dan O'Brien's tale of falconry on the Great Plains, David Rains Wallace's exploration of the Darien, Barry Lopez's essay on the coral reefs of the Caribbean island of Bonaire, and Marybeth Holleman's evocative essay on St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea.
Other contributors are Rick Bass, SueEllen Campbell, Lisa Couturier, John Daniel, Jan Grover, Penny Harter, Adele Ne Jame, Homer Kizer, W. S. Merwin, David Petersen, April N. Rieveschl, Alianor True, Louise Wagenknecht, and Terry Tempest Williams.
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William Shakespeare, for example, wrote his 1611 play The Tempest after
reading the report of an expedition to Virginia becoming marooned on the
Bermuda Islands in 1609. Several of Shakespeare's lines strongly echo the prose
of William ...
Shakespeare, for example, was known for the effortless speed at which he
composed and the almost complete absence of revision. His friend, fellow
playwright, and then poet laureate Ben Jonson more than once paid tribute to
... 101-102, 108, 117, 120, 121 Hall, Donald, 1 Hamlet, William Shakespeare, 17
Harrison, Jim, 1, 64, 110 Hasselstrom, Linda, 17, 18, 52, 53, 79, 100 "Havasu,"
Edward Abbey, 91-92 Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 4 Heart of Darkness, Joseph