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Wild to the Heart

By: Rick Bass

176 pages, drawings

W.W. Norton & Co.

Paperback | May 1997 | #152382 | ISBN: 0393314871
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About this book

Lyrical essays on wilderness and freedom by one of America's leading writers.

From the publisher's announcement:

A lyrical exploration of wildness and freedom in nature and in ourselves.

In these thirteen essays, Rick Bass is a man divided, a lover of wilderness tied to the city. On long weekends, in his Volkswagen Rabbit, he drives away from Jackson, Mississippi, and the job that confines him. His excursions which take him to southern rivers, southern swamps, and sometimes to conservation meetings also lead to musings about his favorite mountains, grizzly bears, and the wildness in all of us.

"Rick Bass is a lively, alert, fully engaged writer with something to say and he says it good."--Edward Abbey

"To read this book is to take a first step towards coming to grips with our own wildness. It is a lovely book about important things, and written in a style that will soon be identified with Rick Bass, a style that enhances the material and makes it accessible to anyone who is listening. Wild to the Heart is a worthy addition to the Thoreau, Muir, Dillard, Abbey tradition of American literature that continues to gain importance as we struggle to understand our place in the natural world."--Dan O'Brien

Rick Bass's other books include The Deer Pasture and a highly praised book of short stories, The Watch, which are both available in Norton paperback editions. Rick Bass lives in Troy, Montana.

Rick Bass is a lively, alert, fully engaged writer with something to say and he says it good.--Edward Abbey


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