American Writers, Supplement XVI by Leonard Unger, Jay Parini

American Writers, Supplement XVI by Leonard Unger, Jay Parini

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He invited writers, naturalists, and scientists to the Yaak and asked them to share their thoughts on the valley and why it should be protected as a federal wilderness. S. Forest Service. ” (vii) Bass continues to impress upon his readers the need to yield to something larger than themselves. ” This arresting image is picked up later, with the story of Ann and Gray Owl walking under the ice along the dry lakebed. They light cattail torches that set off swamp gas, which from above would have looked much like the fallen stars.

Ninemile is the story of wolves finding their way back into United States territory, one by one forming a pack, surviving sometimes against the odds, sometimes not. It is about nature’s will to undo what humans do and to restore balance despite humanity’s best efforts against it. The wolves’ story begins in 1989, when a female wolf was discovered near Marion, Montana. There is a scramble of activity by both wolf preservationists and those opposed to them. Over the next three years, the female wolf and other lone wolves would be captured, released, have cubs, and in some cases, be shot.

Where the Sea Used to Be. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998. ) Fiber. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1998. ) The Hermit’s Story: Stories. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2002. The Diezmo. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005. ) CRITICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL STUDIES Ciolkowski, Laura. “Poetic Tales of the Balance Between 29 CAROL BLY (1930—) Susan Carol Hauser CAROL BLY WAS born Carolyn McLean on April 16, 1930, in Duluth, Minnesota, where her father, C. Russell McLean, owned a hotel. Her mother, Mildred (Washburn) McLean graduated from Wellesley College in 1912 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English; she died of tuberculosis in 1942, at age fifty-two, when Bly was twelve years old.

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