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The Resource The redemption of narrative : Terry Tempest Williams and her vision of the West, Jan Whitt

The redemption of narrative : Terry Tempest Williams and her vision of the West, Jan Whitt

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The redemption of narrative : Terry Tempest Williams and her vision of the West
Title
The redemption of narrative
Title remainder
Terry Tempest Williams and her vision of the West
Statement of responsibility
Jan Whitt
Title variation
Terry Tempest Williams and her vision of the West
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Author and environmental activist Terry Tempest Williams argues that a lack of connection to the land is the direct result of our failure to care intimately about one another. From Pieces of White Shell: A Journey to Navajoland (1984) to When Women Were Birds: Fifty-Four Variations on Voice (2012), her writing is born in the red-hot fires of contradiction. A Mormon and a believer in the power of women, an activist and a solitary writer, a student of science and a woman of faith, Williams celebrates paradox and lives both on the page and in the world. The first monograph to explore Williams's impressive and expanding literary canon, The Redemption of Narrative: Terry Tempest Williams and Her Vision of the West is divided into two sections. Part 1 compares Williams and poet and essayist Thomas Stearns Eliot, who share a personal belief system and a longing to find order and stability through language. Part 2 explores two of the literary communities to which Williams belongs, first, writers of creative nonfiction and literary journalism, and second, animal activists who advocate both for living things and for the planet that sustains them" --
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whitt, Jan
Dewey number
818/.5409
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3573.I45575
LC item number
Z95 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Williams, Terry Tempest
  • Nature in literature
  • Ecology in literature
  • Spirituality in literature
  • Environmentalism in literature
  • Communities in literature
  • Women naturalists
  • Animal rights activists
  • Environmental literature
  • West (U.S.)
  • Williams, Terry Tempest
  • Animal rights activists
  • Communities in literature
  • Ecology in literature
  • Environmental literature
  • Environmentalism in literature
  • Literature
  • Nature in literature
  • Spirituality in literature
  • Women naturalists
  • United States
  • United States, West
Label
The redemption of narrative : Terry Tempest Williams and her vision of the West, Jan Whitt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Literature and pilgrimage. "Time present and time past are both perhaps present in time future": Refuge: an unnatural history of family and place; "In my beginning is my end": An unspoken hunger: stories from the field and When women were birds: fifty-four variations on voice; "I do not know much about gods": Desert quartet: an erotic landscape, Pieces of white shell: a journey to Navajoland, and Red: passion and patience in the desert -- "Midwinter spring is its own season": Leap and Finding beauty in a broken world -- Literature and community. Terry Tempest Williams and American literary journalism; Terry Tempest Williams and animal rights activism; An interview with Terry Tempest Williams -- Conclusion
Control code
945551233
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 254 pages
Isbn
9780881463880
Lccn
2016009360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)945551233
Label
The redemption of narrative : Terry Tempest Williams and her vision of the West, Jan Whitt
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Literature and pilgrimage. "Time present and time past are both perhaps present in time future": Refuge: an unnatural history of family and place; "In my beginning is my end": An unspoken hunger: stories from the field and When women were birds: fifty-four variations on voice; "I do not know much about gods": Desert quartet: an erotic landscape, Pieces of white shell: a journey to Navajoland, and Red: passion and patience in the desert -- "Midwinter spring is its own season": Leap and Finding beauty in a broken world -- Literature and community. Terry Tempest Williams and American literary journalism; Terry Tempest Williams and animal rights activism; An interview with Terry Tempest Williams -- Conclusion
Control code
945551233
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 254 pages
Isbn
9780881463880
Lccn
2016009360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)945551233

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