Southwestern Homelands By William Kittredge
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Southwestern Homelands By William Kittredge ISBN: 0-7922-6534-3 Category: History User Rating: 5.0 Stars Pages: 192 Hardcover - National Geographic This hardback book and the dustjacket are in excellent shape. It would make a great addition to your collection. Please take a look at the picture for a better look at the condition. Check out our other auctions for more Books. We Can Combine Items for shipping. Shipping is $3.50 in US and international shipping varies by location. Please contact us for shipping prices to your international location. Thanks! Editorial Reviews From Booklist Travel, Kittredge writes, "is a technique for staying in touch, a wake-up call, not a diversion but a responsibility." A renowned fiction writer and essayist last heard in book form in The Nature of Generosity (2000), he sums up his 20-plus years of exploring and opening his Oregon-bred heart to the Southwest in a quietly powerful blend of natural and human history. A region of stark beauty riven by violent injustice along the border with Mexico, and rendered ecologically precarious as the desert is asked to support an ever-swelling population, the Southwest exemplifies resiliency and toughness, inspiring Kittredge to ruminate over what constitutes a homeland and how such interweavings of place and feeling change over time. Humble and frank in his role as both outsider and one of many writers stoked to eloquence by the grit and grace of southwestern life, including the trailblazer Edward Abbey, Charles Bowden, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Gary Paul Nabhan, and Simon Ortiz, Kittredge is an ideal guide not only to the complexities of this evocative homeland but also to the psyche itself. Donna Seaman Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved Product Description For part of each of the last twenty years, much-loved essayist and fiction writer William Kittredge has ventured to the storied desert landscape of the Southwest and immersed himself in the region's wide-ranging wonders and idiosyncrasies. Here Kittredge brings all this experience to bear as he takes us on a rewarding tour of the territory that runs from Santa Fe to Yuma, and from the Grand Canyon on south through Phoenix and Tucson to Nogales. It is a region where urban sprawl abuts desert expanse, where Native American pueblos compete for space with agribusiness cotton plantations, and where semi-defunct mining towns slowly give way to new-age hippie gardening and crafts enclaves. As part-time resident and full-time observer, William Kittredge acquaints us with one of the country's most vital and perpetually evolving regions. Populated with die-hard desert rats on the banks of the Colorado, theoretical physicists in Albuquerque, Hopi mothers and their daughters, and renegade punk-rock kids sleeping in the streets, Southwestern Homelandsis a book as much about the legacies of a territory's colorful past as it is about the alternately exciting and daunting complexities of its immediate future.
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