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Forests: The Shadow of Civilization

By: Robert Pogue Harrison

256 pages, 8 b/w photos

University of Chicago Press

Paperback | Dec 1993 | #24362 | ISBN: 0226318079
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Hardback | Dec 1992 | #17917 | ISBN: 0226318060
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An exploration of the role of forests in Western thought, drawing on sources ranging from Gilgamesh and the myths of ancient Greece and Rome to 20thc writers like Conrad, Sarte and Beckett. Readers who found Perlin's A Forest Journey stimulating will probably find Harrison's work worthwhile.


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