Postscripts: Retrospections on Time and Place

By: Robert Root

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Walt Whitman's meditation on time is the undercurrent running through "Postscripts," a series of reflections on finding one's place in the endless chain of time. In linked essays, Robert Root ranges across American terrains and landscapes including locales as varied as Walden Pond and Mesa Verde, the mountains of Montana and the coastline of Maine, Great Lakes shorelines and Manhattan on the first day of the war with Iraq.

Rich in "all that retrospection," "Postscripts" chronicles moments of intimacy and arrival in the natural world while also charting intersections of natural, cultural, and personal history. Whether revisiting the first European settlement in Nova Scotia or seeking out the sites of E. B. White's life and literature, exploring the only old-growth forest in lower Michigan or shifting perceptions at the birth of a granddaughter, Root offers readers a new perspective on the relationship between time and place, time and timelessness, history and personal history. If the past is prologue, his book suggests, the present is postscript.

Title: Postscripts: Retrospections on Time and Place

Author Name: Robert Root

Categories: Other,

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press:

ISBN Number: 0803238460

ISBN Number 13: 9780803238466


Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0803238460Z2

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