A Natural State: Essays on Texas

Paperback | January 1, 1994

byStephen Harrigan

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In this remarkable collection of essays, Stephen Harrigan explores, with an unfailing depth of feeling, the human longing to feel at home in the world of nature. In vivid and convincing prose, he evokes the landscape of his home territory, Texas, and his own reactions, sometimes droll, sometimes haunted, to the extraordinary power of place that Texas projects.

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In this remarkable collection of essays, Stephen Harrigan explores, with an unfailing depth of feeling, the human longing to feel at hoe in the world of nature. In vivid and convincing prose, he evokes the landscape of his home territory, Texas, and his won reactions, sometimes droll, sometimes haunted, to the extraordinary power of th...

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In this remarkable collection of essays, Stephen Harrigan explores, with an unfailing depth of feeling, the human longing to feel at home in the world of nature. In vivid and convincing prose, he evokes the landscape of his home territory, Texas, and his own reactions, sometimes droll, sometimes haunted, to the extraordinary power of p...

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In this remarkable collection of essays, Stephen Harrigan explores, with an unfailing depth of feeling, the human longing to feel at hoe in the world of nature. In vivid and convincing prose, he evokes the landscape of his home territory, Texas, and his won reactions, sometimes droll, sometimes haunted, to the extraordinary power of th...

A contributing editor of Texas Monthly magazine, Stephen Harrigan is also the author of Water and Light: A Diver's Journey to a Coral Reef and Aransas.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:199 pages, 8 × 5 × 1.75 inPublished:January 1, 1994Publisher:University Of Texas Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:029273087X

ISBN - 13:9780292730878

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PrefaceMorning LightOn the EdgeThe Secret Life of the BeachLife behind BarsThe Perfect RiverGoing into the DesertIsla Del PadreWhat Texas Means to Me

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In this remarkable collection of essays, Stephen Harrigan explores, with an unfailing depth of feeling, the human longing to feel at hoe in the world of nature. In vivid and convincing prose, he evokes the landscape of his home territory, Texas, and his won reactions, sometimes droll, sometimes haunted, to the extraordinary power of the place that Texas projects.

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Harrigan tests the validity of [his] love of place in a series of essays about the Texas that does not appear on the television show 'Dallas' or in the pages of the Neiman-Marcus catalogue. And he finds a place of remarkable natural variety and peculiar beauty. A place worth loving.