Earth Works: Selected Essays

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$10.68
UPC:
9780253000958
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Publisher:
Indiana University Press; First Edition edition (February 1, 2012)
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
376
Shipping Weight:
1.1 pounds
Language:
English
Product Dimensions:
6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
ISBN-10:
0253000955
ISBN-13:
978-0253000958
Author:
Scott Russell Sanders

Product Overview

In the hands of award-winning writer Scott Russell Sanders, the essay becomes an inquisitive and revelatory form of art. In 30 of his finest essaysnine never before collectedSanders examines his Midwestern background, his father's drinking, his opposition to war, his literary inheritance, and his feeling for wildness. He also tackles such vital issues as the disruption of Earth's climate, the impact of technology, the mystique of money, the ideology of consumerism, and the meaning of sustainability. Throughout, he asks perennial questions: What is a good life? How do family and culture shape a person's character? How should we treat one another and the Earth? What is our role in the cosmos? Readers and writers alike will find wisdom and inspiration in Sanders's luminous and thought-provoking prose.

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