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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Both styles are popular with nature writers, with the elegant style being practiced
historically by such writers as Ralph ... Between the elegant style of Emerson and
the laconic style of Williams is the middle style, which is more flexible and can ...
The laconic style practiced by Terry Tempest Williams comes to us from the
writings of Caesar (100-44 B.C. ), a career military ... The middle style derives
from a number of sources, most notably Cicero's letters, which lack the formality
of his ...
What appeals to me about the middle style is its diversity, the almost endless
possibilities for topics and treatments that the other options do not always or
easily afford. The middle style here permitted me to use sentence fragments