Horizon's Lens: My Time on the Turning World


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University of Nebraska Press
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5.58 X 8.48 X 0.56 inches | 0.01 pounds
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About the Author

Elizabeth Dodd is University Distinguished Professor of English at Kansas State University. Her books include In the Mind's Eye: Essays across the Animate World (Nebraska, 2008).


"Profoundly receptive to the land and its echoes, steeped in history and cosmologies, beautifully expressive, funny, and self-deprecating, Dodd is fascinated with how language embodies and gives voice to place and with the art of timekeeping, from petroglyphs measuring the course of the sun and moon to calendars, almanacs, and even social-media status updates."--Donna Seaman, Booklist--Donna Seaman"Booklist" (09/15/2012)
"[Horizon's Lens is ] a wide-ranging, warm, and intellectually generous work of hybrid scholarship and personal essay."--Catherine Meeks, ISLE--Catherine Meeks "ISLE "
"Dodd's prose gives the impression that every single word--in meaning, sound, and relation to other words--was carefully chosen and crafted."--Melanie Dylan Fox, Terrain.org--Melanie Dylan Fox "Terrain.org "
"A lyrical exploration of landscape, language, and history. At once intimate and wide-ranging, Dodd's walking meditations weave unexpected connections between the places and ideas she explores. . . . This latest volume confirms that Dodd is one of America's finest essayists of place."--Chris Arthur, author of Words of the Grey Wind

-- (03/16/2012)
"Dodd entwines the details of her camping life--cold nights, hard beds, basic food--with her ruminations on culture, anthropology, geography, time and many other subjects. These essays . . . demand to be read and then reread with care."--Kirkus Reviews-- (06/12/2012)