Pilgrims To The Wild by John P O'gradyPilgrims To The Wild by John P O'grady

Pilgrims To The Wild

byJohn P O'grady

Paperback | January 25, 2002

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Pilgrims to the Wild is a survey of American writers who have responded to their encounters with the natural world. Ranging in its treatment from Thoreau’s important but neglected essay, 'Walking,' to the exuberant letters of the young artist Everett Ruess (who disappeared in the Escalante canyonlands), this is a broadly based exploration that brings to bear Eastern and Western classical philosophy, as well as contemporary critical theory, on a distinctive tradition of American Writing—those works concerned with the human relationship to the nonhuman world.

In addition to offering a fresh interpretation of classic authors such a Thoreau and Muir, this book introduces readers to the less widely known but equally fascinating writers Clarence King and Mary Austin.

Title:Pilgrims To The WildFormat:PaperbackDimensions:186 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.6 inPublished:January 25, 2002Publisher:University of Utah Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0874804124

ISBN - 13:9780874804126


Editorial Reviews

“An exceptional book. Unlike many recent contributions to the burgeoning scholarship on nature writing, this study remains liberated from the customary preoccupation with attempting to define genre or canon. Instead, the book is effectively focused around the psychological, emotional, and literary effects of human encounters with the wilderness. Readers…who come to the book with genuine interest in a literature that both mediates and expresses the human encounter with wilderness will be impressed with John O’Grady’s accomplishment in Pilgrims to the Wild.”— Nineteenth-Century Prose