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The Desert Year : Sightline Books: The Iowa Series in Literary Nonfiction - Joseph Wood Krutch

The Desert Year

Sightline Books: The Iowa Series in Literary Nonfiction

By: Joseph Wood Krutch, Rudolf Freund (Illustrator), Patricia Hampl (Editor), Carl H. Klaus (Editor)

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Published: 28th November 2010
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Now back in print, Joseph Wood Krutch's Burroughs Award-winning The Desert Year is as beautiful as it is philosophically profound. Although Krutch came to the desert relatively late in his life, his curiosity and delight in his surroundings abound throughout The Desert Year, whether he is marveling at the majesty of the endless dry sea, at flowers carpeting the desert floor, or at the unexpected appearance of an army of frogs after a heavy rain.

"In prose that holds something of the clear, dry light of the land he loves, [Krutch] shares with us his discoveries and his associations. They are richly worth sharing."---Paul Horgan, New York Times

"Krutch's Desert Year stands, with Edward Abbey's Desert Solitaire and Mary Austin's Land of Little Rain, as a classic, must-read work on the arid Southwest. Krutch, a drama critic and professor of English at Columbia, demonstrates that professional training in field biology is not required to write evocatively about the natural world. What is required, instead, is a well-trained eye, a sympathetic heart, and an inquisitive mind. The Desert Year stands as a celebration of an austere landscape, a work of beauty and joy. I recommend this book equally to old desert hands and to those who have not yet had the good fortune to wander among the cacti, heat-blasted arroyos, and sheltering canyons of the Southwest."---Christopher Norment, author, Return to Warden's Grove: Science, Desire, and the Lives of Sparrows

"Krutch's Thoreauvian observations of the southern Arizona desert force a renewed appreciation for all forms of desert life."---Arizona Highways

"In prose that holds something of the clear, dry light of the land he loves, [Krutch] shares with us his discoveries and his associations. They are richly worth sharing."-Paul Horgan, "New York Times"


"Krutch's Thoreauvian observations of the southern Arizona desert force a renewed appreciation for all forms of desert life."-"Arizona Highways"


"Krutch's "Desert Year" stands, with Edward Abbey's "Desert Solitaire "and Mary Austin's "Land of Little Rain", as a classic, must-read work on the arid Southwest. Krutch, a drama critic and professor of English at Columbia, demonstrates that professional training in field biology is not required to write evocatively about the natural world. What is required, instead, is a well-trained eye, a sympathetic heart, and an inquisitive mind. "The Desert Year" stands as a celebration of an austere landscape, a work of beauty and joy. I recommend this book equally to old desert hands, and to those who have not yet had the good fortune to wander among the cacti, heat blasted arroyos, and sheltering canyons of the Southwest."-Christopher Norment, author, "Return to Warden's Grove: Science, Desire, and the Lives of Sparrows"


"Krutch's "Desert Year" stands, with Edward Abbey's "Desert Solitaire "and Mary Austin's "Land of Little Rain", as a classic, must-read work on the arid Southwest. Krutch, a drama critic and professor of English at Columbia, demonstrates that professional training in field biology is not required to write evocatively about the natural world. What is required, instead, is a well-trained eye, a sympathetic heart, and an inquisitive mind. "The Desert Year" stands as a celebration of an austere landscape, a work of beauty and joy. I recommend this book equally to old desert hands, and to those who have not yet had the good fortune to wander among the cacti, heat blasted arroyos, and sheltering canyons of the Southwest."--Christopher Norment, author, "Return to Warden's Grove: Science, Desire, and the Lives of Sparrows"


"In prose that holds something of the clear, dry light of the land he loves, [Krutch] shares with us his discoveries and his associations. They are richly worth sharing."--Paul Horgan, "New York Times"


"Krutch's Thoreauvian observations of the southern Arizona desert force a renewed appreciation for all forms of desert life."--"Arizona Highways"


"In prose that holds something of the clear, dry light of the land he loves, [Krutch] shares with us his discoveries and his associations. They are richly worth sharing."--Paul Horgan, "New York Times"


"Krutch's Thoreauvian observations of the southern Arizona desert force a renewed appreciation for all forms of desert life."--"Arizona Highways"


"Krutch's "Desert Year" stands, with Edward Abbey's "Desert Solitaire "and Mary Austin's "Land of Little Rain," as a classic, must-read work on the arid Southwest. Krutch, a drama critic and professor of English at Columbia, demonstrates that professional training in field biology is not required to write evocatively about the natural world. What is required, instead, is a well-trained eye, a sympathetic heart, and an inquisitive mind. "The Desert Year" stands as a celebration of an austere landscape, a work of beauty and joy. I recommend this book equally to old desert hands, and to those who have not yet had the good fortune to wander among the cacti, heat blasted arroyos, and sheltering canyons of the Southwest."--Christopher Norment, author, "Return to Warden's Grove: Science, Desire, and the Lives of Sparrows"


Krutch s "Desert Year" stands, with Edward Abbey s "Desert Solitaire "and Mary Austin s "Land of Little Rain," as a classic, must-read work on the arid Southwest. Krutch, a drama critic and professor of English at Columbia, demonstrates that professional training in field biology is not required to write evocatively about the natural world. What is required, instead, is a well-trained eye, a sympathetic heart, and an inquisitive mind. "The Desert Year" stands as a celebration of an austere landscape, a work of beauty and joy. I recommend this book equally to old desert hands, and to those who have not yet had the good fortune to wander among the cacti, heat blasted arroyos, and sheltering canyons of the Southwest. Christopher Norment, author, "Return to Warden s Grove: Science, Desire, and the Lives of Sparrows""


In prose that holds something of the clear, dry light of the land he loves, [Krutch] shares with us his discoveries and his associations. They are richly worth sharing. Paul Horgan, "New York Times""


Krutch's Thoreauvian observations of the southern Arizona desert force a renewed appreciation for all forms of desert life. "Arizona Highways""


In prose that holds something of the clear, dry light of the land he loves, [Krutch] shares with us his discoveries and his associations. They are richly worth sharing. Paul Horgan, New York Times

"

Krutch's Thoreauvian observations of the southern Arizona desert force a renewed appreciation for all forms of desert life. Arizona Highways

"

Krutch s Desert Year stands, with Edward Abbey s Desert Solitaire and Mary Austin s Land of Little Rain, as a classic, must-read work on the arid Southwest. Krutch, a drama critic and professor of English at Columbia, demonstrates that professional training in field biology is not required to write evocatively about the natural world. What is required, instead, is a well-trained eye, a sympathetic heart, and an inquisitive mind. The Desert Year stands as a celebration of an austere landscape, a work of beauty and joy. I recommend this book equally to old desert hands, and to those who have not yet had the good fortune to wander among the cacti, heat blasted arroyos, and sheltering canyons of the Southwest. Christopher Norment, author, Return to Warden s Grove: Science, Desire, and the Lives of Sparrows

"

"In prose that holds something of the clear, dry light of the land he loves, [Krutch] shares with us his discoveries and his associations. They are richly worth sharing."--Paul Horgan, New York Times


"Krutch's Thoreauvian observations of the southern Arizona desert force a renewed appreciation for all forms of desert life."--Arizona Highways


"Krutch's Desert Year stands, with Edward Abbey's Desert Solitaire and Mary Austin's Land of Little Rain, as a classic, must-read work on the arid Southwest. Krutch, a drama critic and professor of English at Columbia, demonstrates that professional training in field biology is not required to write evocatively about the natural world. What is required, instead, is a well-trained eye, a sympathetic heart, and an inquisitive mind. The Desert Year stands as a celebration of an austere landscape, a work of beauty and joy. I recommend this book equally to old desert hands, and to those who have not yet had the good fortune to wander among the cacti, heat blasted arroyos, and sheltering canyons of the Southwest."--Christopher Norment, author, Return to Warden's Grove: Science, Desire, and the Lives of Sparrows

ISBN: 9781587299018
ISBN-10: 1587299011
Series: Sightline Books: The Iowa Series in Literary Nonfiction
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 278
Published: 28th November 2010
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 10.4  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.32