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Dakota : A Spiritual Geography - NORRIS KATHLEEN


A Spiritual Geography

Paperback Published: 6th April 2001
ISBN: 9780618127245
Number Of Pages: 256

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A beautiful meditation on life in the Great Plains from award-winning author and poet Kathleen Norris.


Kathleen Norris invites readers to experience rich moments of prayer and presence in Dakota, a timeless tribute to a place in the American landscape that is at once desolate and sublime, harsh and forgiving, steeped in history and myth. In thoughtful, discerning prose, she explores how we come to inhabit the world we see, and how that world also inhabits us. Her voice is a steady assurance that we can, and do, chart our spiritual geography wherever we go.

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"Deeply moving." The New York Times

Prefacep. ix
The Beautiful Placesp. 1
Weather Report: January 17p. 13
Desertsp. 14
Weather Report: February 10p. 25
Dakota: Or, Gambling, Garbage, and the New Ghost Dancep. 26
Patagoniap. 39
A Starfish in Mottp. 42
Weather Report: March 25p. 44
Gatsby on the Plainsp. 45
Weather Report: April 14p. 65
Closed Inp. 66
The Holy Use of Gossipp. 69
Weather Report: May 19p. 78
Can You Tell the Truth in a Small Town?p. 79
Weather Report: June 30p. 89
Ghosts: A Historyp. 90
Evidence of Failurep. 102
Shadows 'n' Owls: A Message from Jim Sullivanp. 104
Canap. 105
Where I Amp. 107
Star-Timep. 124
Frontierp. 126
How I Came to Drink My Grandmother's Pianop. 135
Status: Or, Should Farmers Read Plato?p. 136
Weather Report: July 3p. 142
Rainp. 143
Sea Changep. 145
God Is in the Details: Shortgrassp. 154
Seeingp. 155
Weather Report: August 9p. 159
Getting to Hopep. 160
In the Openp. 177
Blessingp. 180
Weather Report: September 3p. 182
My Monasticismp. 183
God Is in the Details: Winter Wheatp. 188
Weather Report: October 2p. 189
Is It You, Again?p. 191
Weather Report: November 2p. 204
Dustp. 205
Monks at Playp. 207
Bluep. 218
Weather Report: December 4p. 219
Weather Report: December 7p. 220
Acknowledgmentsp. 221
Notesp. 223
Reader's Guidep. 227
A Conversation with Kathleen Norrisp. 231
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ISBN: 9780618127245
ISBN-10: 0618127240
Series: Dakotas
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 6th April 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 250.0