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Lopez has always been interested in tearing down artificial divides between nature and culture, landscape and identity, and nowhere does he do so more powerfully than in About This Life. These essays cover ground from the remote (in the group of travel essays entitled "Out of Country") to the familiar ("Indwelling"), the personal to the archetypal ("Remembrance" and "An Opening Quartet"). Whether he's joyriding around the world with air cargo, performing burials for animals found dead by the side of the road, or lamenting the commodification of the American landscape, Lopez writes with a surgeon's precision, a musician's ear, and a painter's eye for beauty found in unexpected places. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Great to read - well worth the purchase and postage along with other Barry Lopez books thank you for the brilliant readPublished 6 months ago by kanook321
Scenes from Lopez's essays have stayed with me for years. The range of interests he writes about are broadly edifying and delivered in the most eloquent prose. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Craig Caddell
Barry Lopez reminds one a bit of Oliver Sacks in terms of his ability to draw global conclusions about the human experience from the subjects of his investigation. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Bryan Lee
I like barry lopez - he has some good short stories that can take you through a journey. I would recommendPublished 16 months ago by mattyp
Thoughtful, if I had to choose one word to sum up Lopez's writing, would be my selection. He doesn't' merely present a series of images and situations; he traces the significance... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Sarah R. Mercier
This is reading to awaken and open one's mind to see, feel, and hear what we are surrounded by as we live our days. Read morePublished on June 27, 2012 by K. Fischer
This book is good for fans of Lopez, who want to know more about him personally. I found it an eclectic collection of writing, some on journeys to places, some on appreciating... Read morePublished on March 21, 2012 by Brian Griffith
This is a great book by a master of the Arctic.
Lopez is both knowledgeable and thought-provoking. Read more