Having Everything Right: Essays Of Place by Kim StaffordHaving Everything Right: Essays Of Place by Kim Stafford

Having Everything Right: Essays Of Place

byKim StaffordIntroduction and notes byRobert Michael Pyle

Paperback | October 21, 2016

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A collection of essays first published in 1986,Having Everything Right revolves around the history, folklore, and physical beauty of the Pacific Northwest. In terms of genre the book comes closest to books like Wallace Stegner'sWolf Willow or the essay collections of Edward Abbey and Wendell Berry, books that blend personal vision and regional evocation. Stafford's essays in this tradition range from the direct exploration of A Walk in Early May" to the abstract meditation of "Out of This World with Chaucer and the Astronauts," to the familial and social reflections of "The Great Depression as Heroic Age." Animating them all is the sense that there is joy in knowing the world-and the belief that true knowing brings, as Stafford says, "a change of heart." Stafford writes poetic and evocative prose as he reflects on such subjects as Indian place names, bears, and local eccentrics. "
Kim Stafford has taught since 1979 at Lewis and Clark College, where he is the founding director of the Northwest Writing Institute and co-director of the Documentary Studies program. He also serves as the literary executor for the estate of his father, William Stafford. He holds a Ph.D. in medieval literature from the University of O...
Title:Having Everything Right: Essays Of PlaceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.23 × 6.04 × 0.45 inPublished:October 21, 2016Publisher:CounterpointLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1940436400

ISBN - 13:9781940436401