Writing from the Center (Paperback)

By Scott Russell Sanders

Indiana University Press, 9780253211439, 216pp.

Publication Date: July 22, 1997

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Description

Winner Great Lakes Book Award, 1996

... essays of substance and beauty... they belong beside the work of Annie Dillard, Samuel Pickering, and Wendell Berry." --Library Journal

His essays are so good one is tempted to stand up and applaud after reading them." --Body Mind Spirit

How can one live a meaningful, gathered life in a world that seems broken and scattered?" That is the question Scott Sanders probes in this book. Writing from the Center is about one very fine writer's quest for a meaningful moral life. The center he seeks and describes is geographical, emotional, artistic, and spiritual--and it is rooted in place. The geography is midwestern, the impulses are universal. Where and how do we find meaning? Where does a writer find inspiration? How can personal, artistic, family, and community needs be blended to create a harmonious life? What aids exist in such a "located" life against despair? How should a writer relate to and represent his place?



About the Author

Scott Russell Sanders is Professor of English at Indiana University, Bloomington. He has published numerous other titles--fiction, nonfiction, and children's books.