Known as an advocate for the endangered earth, Barry Lopez is one of Americaas preeminent writers on nature. This invigorating book invites readers to sit down with Lopez and his friend William E. Tydeman to engage with their conversations about activism, the life of the mind, and all things literary. Even readers who think they know everything there is to know about Lopez will learn much from this richly informative book, both from Tydemanas concise biography of Lopez and from the dialogue about Lopezas ideas and experiences. The three interviews and Tydemanas reflections on other discussions with Lopez gathered here address nature, human beingsa relationship to the land, the tension between political activism and the life of the intellectual, memory and reconciliation, the artistas social responsibility, and the business of authorship. qWhat is the nature of the relationship between the writer and the reader?q Lopez asks. It's qreciprocal, contractual, and moral.q Lopezas thoughts on the importance of authenticity will resonate with every reader or writer, as will his deep commitment to story in all his work. He and Tydeman engage in illuminating exchanges on style and genre, the publication process, and relationships among authors, editors, and publishers. Both men are interested in photography and its relationship to writing, a subject on which they offer thought-provoking comments. A comprehensive annotated bibliography of Lopezas writings by archivist Diane Warner rounds out the volume.C1a2. aGetting Away from It All.a Toyota Topics, Spring 1972, 23a27. aThe Queen Steams Again.a Toyota Topics, Spring 1972, 6a7. aAudi 100LS.a Popular Imported Cars, July 1972, 8a11, 61a62. aHe Came to Talk.a Oregonian [ Portland]anbsp;...
|Title||:||Conversations with Barry Lopez|
|Author||:||William E. Tydeman|
|Publisher||:||University of Oklahoma Press - 2013-08-26|