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 essaysanine never before collectedaSanders 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.The middle window serves for testing if a surface is horizontal, the others for testing if a surface is plumb or vertical. ... A house will stand, a table will bear weight, the sides ofa box will hold together only ifthe joints are square and the membersanbsp;...
|Author||:||Scott Russell Sanders|
|Publisher||:||Indiana University Press - 2012-02-01|