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Not Just Any Land: A Personal and Literary Journey into the American Grasslands

Biography / MemoirOut of Print

By: John Price

University of Nebraska Press

Hardback | Jun 2004 | #145824 | ISBN: 0803237073
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Memoir of Price's rediscovery of his place in the American landscape and of his search for a new relationship to the life of the prairie. It leads him through the region's literature and into conversation with contemporary nature writers. The resulting narrative is an innovative blend of memoir, nature writing, and literary criticism that bears witness to the essential bonds between spirit, art, and earth.

John Price finds his way to the heart of the grasslands that our ancestors called the great inland sea. Riding and listening and reading along with him, we learn not only about the prairie, we also learn how to be at home in our own place. Scott Russell Sanders, author of Hunting for Hope "Price's considerable wisdom and poetic vision spring from both the prairie and great prairie books. With nature as his compass and literature as his map, he conducts us on a powerful journey not just in the American grasslands, but in understanding the relationship between our identity and the places that blood and history define for us as home." Julene Bair, author of One Degree West: Reflections of a Plainsdaughter "Price gives us moments of genuine, self-deprecating humor, which, in his hands, is also wisdom."--Christopher Cokinos, author of Hope Is the Thing with Feathers: A Personal Chronicle of Vanished Birds

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