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Book Title: Sightlines: A Conversation with the Natural World|
The author of the book: Kathleen Jamie
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 830 KB
Edition: The Experiment
Date of issue: September 10th 2013
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"When the day ended with time for questions, I had some turning in my head . . . About 'nature,' mostly, which we were exhorted to reconnect with. What was it, exactly, and where did it reside?"
With her poet’s eye and naturalist’s affinity for wild places, Kathleen Jamie reports from the field in this enthralling collection of fourteen essays whose power derives from the stubborn attention she pays to everything around her. Jamie roams her native Scottish “byways and hills” and sails north to encounter whalebones and icebergs. Interweaving personal history with her scrutiny of landscape, Jamie dissects whatever her gaze falls upon—from vistas of cells beneath a hospital microscope, to orcas rounding a headland, to the aurora borealis lighting up the frozen sea. Written with precision, subtlety, and wry humor, Sightlines urges us to “Keep looking. Keep looking, even when there’s nothing much to see.”
Read information about the authorKathleen Jamie is a poet, essayist and travel writer, one of a remarkable clutch of Scottish writers picked out in 1994 as the ‘new generation poets’ – it was a marketing ploy at the time but turns out to have been a very prescient selection. She became Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Stirling in 2011.
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