Surveying the Literary Landscapes of Terry Tempest Williams: New Critical Essays (Paperback)
New Critical Essays
University of Utah Press, 9780874807707, 265pp.
Publication Date: October 15, 2003
Not since Edward Abbey has one writer spoken so passionately about the desert places of the American West as has Terry Tempest Williams. In this first book of criticism to address the work of one of the West's finest daughters, Katherine Chandler and Melissa Goldthwaite collect the work of sixteen respected scholars who each examine some aspect of courage, wisdom, or place in Williams's work, in an attempt to "get behind the heart" of her literary vision.
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Praise For Surveying the Literary Landscapes of Terry Tempest Williams: New Critical Essays…
"A gathering of skilled critical essays on the work of one of our generations most valued writers; it is keen and perceptive, and rich in understanding… These essays illuminate the core themes of Williams’s writing—an extraordinary reading of place, superb storytelling, deeply-rooted sense of family, skilled observations as a natural history writer—and will add to the enjoyment of those of us who cherish and respect her writing, as well as to those students for whom her work is a beacon."—Ann Zwinger, author of The Nearsighted Naturalist