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A Leaky Tent Is a Piece of Paradise: 20 Young Writers on Finding a Place in the Natural World
A Leaky Tent Is a Piece of Paradise: 20 Young Writers on Finding a Place in the Natural World Tsui, Bonnie 1578051274 9781578051274 Warning: This is not your parents nature writing! A distinctly contemporary take on the genre,A Leaky Tent Is a Piece
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A Leaky Tent Is a Piece of Paradise: 20 Young Writers on Finding a Place in the Natural World by Tsui, Bonnie

Warning: This is not your parents nature writing! A distinctly contemporary take on the genre,A Leaky Tent Is a Piece of Paradisefeatures original essays by twenty gifted writers, all thirty and under, whose strong and diverse voices redefine nature writing for the twenty- first century. Editor Bonnie Tsuis cast of accomplished contributors wrestle with integrating nature into daily life while putting down roots-- often in urban environments. Included here areThe New Yorkers Andrea Walker on learning to hunt with her father; noted fishing author and painter James Prosek on the mythology and mystery of eels; writer Hugh Ryan on being taught how to pitch a tent by a sixfoot drag queen at a Radical Faeries camp in Tennessee; poet Cecily Parks on reconciling her adventuress self with her fear of lightning; and African-American journalist Alex Kellogg on rethinking his ideas about race and identity on a visit to Kenya and Eritrea. Theirs and the other writings in this collection illuminate questions about self and place, belonging and rootlessness, and the meeting of created and natural landscapes. Brimming with insight and humor,A Leaky Tent Is a Piece of Paradiserewards us with new perspectives on personal identity in relation to nature, and on the impact of landscape and place on our lives.

Author: Tsui, Bonnie

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Sierra Club Books

Publication Date: 2007-04-01

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