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Holdfast free pdf "A gifted essayist . . . Moore's prose is elegant and poetic." -Hungry MindReview
"Finely crafted essays that link personal experience with expert observations." -Booklist
"Reminiscent of the work of Annie Dillard . . . this collection of twenty-one lyrical essays intently probes the ways we are bound to our planet and to one another." -Publishers Weekly
"Graceful meditations on nature . . . an altogether satisfying collection by a gifted interpreter of the natural world." -Kirkus Reviews
With the finely honed skills of an essayist, the heightened sensibility of a naturalist, and the carefully reasoned mind of a philosopher, Kathleen Dean Moore examines our connections to what we hold most dear. In a quest for the metaphorical holdfast-the structure at the end of seaweed strands that attach to rocks with a grip that even ocean gales cannot rend-Moore seeks to understand that which affixes her firmly to family and place.
In twenty-one elegant, probing essays, she meditates on connection and separation: the sense of brotherhood fostered by communal wolf howls- the inevitability of losing our children to their own lives- her own mischievousness as she takes candy from her unwitting students on Halloween- the sublimity of life and longing in the creatures of the sea- her agonizing decision when facing her father's death. She is joyous, playful, and mournful. As Moore travels geographically (from the Oregon shores to Alaska) and philosophically, she leaves no doubt of her virtuosity and range.

About Kathleen Dean Moore

KATHLEEN DEAN MOORE is the Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Oregon State University, and the founding director of OSU's Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word. She is the author of Riverwalking, which won the 1996 Pacific Northwest Booksellers' Award, and was a finalist for an Oregon Book Award. Moore lives in Corvallis, Oregon.

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Author : Kathleen Dean Moore
Publisher : Lyons Press
Data Published : 01 December 2004
ISBN : 1592283276
EAN : 9781592283279
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 176 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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