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By Tom Lynch,Susan Naramore Maher

ISBN-10: 0803234031

ISBN-13: 9780803234031

Loren Eiseley (1907–77) is without doubt one of the most vital American nature writers of the 20 th century and an well known practitioner of artistic nonfiction. a local of Lincoln, Nebraska, Eiseley used to be a professor of anthropology and a prolific author and poet who labored to convey an figuring out of technological know-how to most of the people, incorporating faith, philosophy, and technological know-how into his explorations of the human brain and the passage of time.


As a author who bridged the sciences and the arts, Eiseley is a problem for students locked into inflexible disciplinary obstacles. Artifacts and Illuminations, the 1st full-length number of severe essays at the writing of Eiseley, situates his paintings within the genres of artistic nonfiction and nature writing. The contributing students follow a number of serious techniques, together with ecocriticism and place-oriented experiences ranging throughout prairie, city, and overseas contexts. individuals discover such various subject matters as Eiseley’s use of anthropomorphism and Jungian suggestions and look at how his paintings was once expert by means of synecdoche. lengthy past due, this assortment demonstrates Eiseley’s carrying on with relevance as either a talented literary craftsman and a profound philosopher concerning the human position within the common world.

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