Deep Travel: In Thoreau's Wake on the Concord and Merrimack

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Price
$32.00
Publisher
University of Iowa Press
Publish Date
Pages
264
Dimensions
5.8 X 8.9 X 0.9 inches | 1.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781587297892

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About the Author

David Leff retired in 2006 as deputy commissioner, Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, where he was responsible for conservation programs involving parks, forests, fisheries, and wildlife. Now a newspaper columnist and essayist, he is also the author of The Last Undiscovered Place, and a book of poems, The Price of Water.

Reviews

"In the wake of Thoreau, Leff paddles acutely, scrying the traces of the past in the natural and human complexity of the riverine present: an original book of long-term value."--John Stilgoe, Harvard University
"Borrowing one of David Leff's puns, I 'Thoreauly' enjoyed this book. "Deep Travel" carries the reader along on a strong current of narrative, and offers ample time to look over the gunwales and join the gliding waters in reflection. Leff follows Thoreau's paddle-strokes not only by traveling the same rivers, but by creating a 'fusion of inward and outward experience, ' incorporating essay-like musing about time and place--and the power of both stories and history to evoke them. "Deep Travel "is a primer on the art of 'sight-seeking' and 'forensic observation, ' and Leff offers penetrating readings of the river, the vernacular landscape, and Thoreau."--Ian Marshall, author, "Peak Experiences: Walking Meditations on Literature, Nature, and Need "and "Walden by Haiku"
In the wake of Thoreau, Leff paddles acutely, scrying the traces of the past in the natural and human complexity of the riverine present: an original book of long-term value. John Stilgoe, Harvard University"
Borrowing one of David Leff s puns, I Thoreauly enjoyed this book. "Deep Travel" carries the reader along on a strong current of narrative, and offers ample time to look over the gunwales and join the gliding waters in reflection. Leff follows Thoreau s paddle-strokes not only by traveling the same rivers, but by creating a fusion of inward and outward experience, incorporating essay-like musing about time and place and the power of both stories and history to evoke them. "Deep Travel "is a primer on the art of sight-seeking and forensic observation, and Leff offers penetrating readings of the river, the vernacular landscape, and Thoreau. Ian Marshall, author, "Peak Experiences: Walking Meditations on Literature, Nature, and Need "and "Walden by Haiku""