Author : Mary Austin
Publisher : Applewood Books
ISBN 13 : 1557095078
Total Pages : 117 pages
Book Rating : 4.5/5 (79 download)
The Land Of Little Rain
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Download or read book The Land of Little Rain written by Mary Austin and published by Applewood Books. This book was released on 2000 with total page 117 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 1903, it contains a series of interrelated lyrical essays about the inhabitants of the American Southwest, both human and otherwise.
Download or read book The Land of Little Rain written by Mary Austin and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2022-06-13 with total page 152 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Land of Little Rain is an incredible collection of short stories and essays describing the geography and residents of the American Southwest. The stories are linked by messages of environmental conservation and a cultural and sociopolitical regionalism philosophy. It is represented as both "local color" and non-fiction, scientific work, written mainly for an urban American audience unknown to life in the Mojave Desert. The book attempts to entertain the reader by including direct, first, second and third-person viewpoints.
Download or read book The Land of Little Rain written by Mary Hunter Austin and published by Sunstone Press. This book was released on 2007 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1903 when "The Land of Little Rain" was first published it became an instant success. It has continued to attract and enchant readers ever since that time. It was one of the first books to be written in a popular style about the animals, plants and people of a Southwest desert area. Mary Austin wrote it from her own observations and experiences in the field. She lived the book. It is also one of the first to express the need for the conservation of our natural resources. Carl Van Doren once wrote that Austin should have the degree M.A.E.--Master of American Environment. The book, a work of authenticity and originality still has meaning for twenty-first century readers.
Download or read book The Land of Little Rain written by Mary Austin and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2022-09-16 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "The Land of Little Rain" by Mary Austin. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.
Download or read book The Land of Little Rain written by Mary Hunter Austin and published by Library of Alexandria. This book was released on 1961 with total page 133 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the nature of that country. There are hills, rounded, blunt, burned, squeezed up out of chaos, chrome and vermilion painted, aspiring to the snow-line. Between the hills lie high level-looking plains full of intolerable sun glare, or narrow valleys drowned in a blue haze. The hill surface is streaked with ash drift and black, unweathered lava flows. After rains water accumulates in the hollows of small closed valleys, and, evaporating, leaves hard dry levels of pure desertness that get the local name of dry lakes. Where the mountains are steep and the rains heavy, the pool is never quite dry, but dark and bitter, rimmed about with the efflorescence of alkaline deposits. A thin crust of it lies along the marsh over the vegetating area, which has neither beauty nor freshness. In the broad wastes open to the wind the sand drifts in hummocks about the stubby shrubs, and between them the soil shows saline traces. The sculpture of the hills here is more wind than water work, though the quick storms do sometimes scar them past many a year’s redeeming. In all the Western desert edges there are essays in miniature at the famed, terrible Grand Cañon, to which, if you keep on long enough in this country, you will come at last. Since this is a hill country one expects to find springs, but not to depend upon them; for when found they are often brackish and unwholesome, or maddening, slow dribbles in a thirsty soil. Here you find the hot sink of Death Valley, or high rolling districts where the air has always a tang of frost. Here are the long heavy winds and breathless calms on the tilted mesas where dust devils dance, whirling up into a wide, pale sky. Here you have no rain when all the earth cries for it, or quick downpours called cloud-bursts for violence. A land of lost rivers, with little in it to love; yet a land that once visited must be come back to inevitably. If it were not so there would be little told of it. This is the country of three seasons. From June on to November it lies hot, still, and unbearable, sick with violent unrelieving storms; then on until April, chill, quiescent, drinking its scant rain and scanter snows; from April to the hot season again, blossoming, radiant, and seductive. These months are only approximate; later or earlier the rain-laden wind may drift up the water gate of the Colorado from the Gulf, and the land sets its seasons by the rain.
Download or read book Mary Austin and the American West written by Susan Goodman and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2009-01-07 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mary Austin (1868-1934)—eccentric, independent, and unstoppable—was twenty years old when her mother moved the family west. Austin's first look at her new home, glimpsed from California's Tejon Pass, reset the course of her life, "changed her horizons and marked the beginning of her understanding, not only about who she was, but where she needed to be." At a time when Frederick Jackson Turner had announced the closing of the frontier, Mary Austin became the voice of the American West. In 1903, she published her first book, The Land of Little Rain, a wholly original look at the West's desert and its ethnically diverse peoples. Defined in a sense by the places she lived, Austin also defined the places themselves, whether Bishop, in the Sierra Nevada, Carmel, with its itinerant community of western writers, or Santa Fe, where she lived the last ten years of her life. By the time of her death in 1934, Austin had published over thirty books and counted as friends the leading literary and artistic lights of her day. In this rich new biography, Susan Goodman and Carl Dawson explore Austin's life and achievement with unprecedented resonance, depth, and understanding. By focusing on one extraordinary woman's life, Mary Austin and the American West tells the larger story of the emerging importance of California and the Southwest to the American consciousness.
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Download or read book Such News of the Land written by Thomas S. Edwards and published by UPNE. This book was released on 2001 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of new essays establishes women's voices as a powerful presence in US nature writing.
Download or read book The Land of Little Rain written by Mary Austin and published by . This book was released on 2017-08-27 with total page 98 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mary Hunter Austin (September 9, 1868 - August 13, 1934) was an American writer. One of the early nature writers of the American Southwest, her classic The Land of Little Rain (1903) describes the fauna, flora and people - as well as evoking the mysticism and spirituality - of the region between the High Sierra and the Mojave Desert of southern California.
Download or read book The Land of Little Rain written by Mary Austin and published by CreateSpace. This book was released on 2015-10-19 with total page 58 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'A collection of short stories and essays.......' The Land of Little Rain by Mary Austin The Land of Little Rain is a book written by American writer Mary Hunter Austin. First published in 1903, it contains a series of interrelated lyrical essays about the inhabitants of the American Southwest, both human and otherwise. The Land of Little Rain has been published six times. The first publication was in 1903 by Houghton Mifflin. Subsequent publications include a 1950 abridged version with photographs by Ansel Adams (also by Houghton Mifflin), a 1974 illustrated version by E. Boyd Smith published by University of New Mexico Press, a 1988 edition with an introduction by Edward Abbey published as part of the Penguin Nature Library by Penguin Books, and a 1997 edition published with an introduction by Terry Tempest Williams, also published by Penguin Books, and a 2014 edition with photography by Mojave Desert photographer Walter Feller, publisher by Counterpoint Press The Land of Little Rain is a collection of short stories and essays detailing the landscape and inhabitants of the American Southwest. A message of environmental conservation and a philosophy of cultural and sociopolitical regionalism loosely links the stories together
Download or read book So Glorious a Landscape written by Chris J. Magoc and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2002 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An anthology of period documents that illustrate important facets of Americans' changing relationship with nature.
Download or read book The Land of Little Rain written by Mary Hunter Mary Hunter Austin and published by . This book was released on 2017-04-30 with total page 94 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How is this book unique? Font adjustments & biography included Unabridged (100% Original content) Illustrated About The Land of Little Rain by Mary Hunter Austin "Mary Austin's Land of Little Rain, first published in 1903, is considered by many to be one of the foundational texts in environmental writing, now studied as a classic in the literature that sought to describe the complexity of the American continent. Like John Muir, who wrote so intimately of the High Sierra that vast acreages have been preserved through the knowledge he shared, the work of Mary Austin has allowed those who will never travel there a deep feeling for the special beauties of the Southwest. Her poetic sensibility expressed in an inimitable prose paint a timeless portrait of that vast dry expanse, the Mojave northward from the Mexican border to Death Valley, with the Eastern Sierra to the west and the Colorado River to the east.Told with power and distinction, sketches reproducing with vivid reality life in the arid region of Southeastern California. "Not often does a book of such unusual quality or so picturesque a character come before the reader. Mrs. Austin writes as one who is in touch with all the moods of the wild which stretches around her." -The Brooklyn Eagle "The charm of the whole lies in three qualities: the novelty and interest of the subject, the picturesque texture of the author's mind, and in a style which is both cultivated and racy, and adapted to conveying her unusual sense of beauty." -The Nation"There is in it much keen observation, much shrewd suggestion, and no end of delight." -Science"The snatches of description here and there, vivid in color and scent, living pictures of mountain nooks, open ranges and herders' camps, and carrying with them the subtle perfume of earth and woods. The book is a veritable 'call of the wild' and one can hardly read it without feeling a longing for the free and open life it describes." -The Boston Transcript"A work which has given us great delight. There is a smack of Stevenson about the book and as a literary work it is vivid." -The London Spectator"
Download or read book The Land of Little Rain written by Mary Hunter Austin and published by . This book was released on 1991-09-01 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bonded Leather binding
Download or read book Undomesticated Ground written by Stacy Alaimo and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From "Mother Earth" to "Mother Nature," women have for centuries been associated with nature. Feminists, troubled by the way in which such representations show women controlled by powerful natural forces and confined to domestic space, have sought to distance themselves from nature. In Undomesticated Ground, Stacy Alaimo issues a bold call to reclaim nature as feminist space. Her analysis of a remarkable range of feminist writings--as well as of popular journalism, visual arts, television, and film--powerfully demonstrates that nature has been and continues to be an essential concept for feminist theory and practice.Alaimo urges feminist theorists to rethink the concept of nature by probing the vastly different meanings that it carries. She discusses its significance for Americans engaged in social and political struggles from, for example, the "Indian Wars" of the early nineteenth century, to the birth control movement in the 1920s, to contemporary battles against racism and heterosexism. Reading works by Catherine Sedgwick, Mary Austin, Emma Goldman, Nella Larson, Donna Haraway, Toni Morrison, and others, Alaimo finds that some of these writers strategically invoke nature for feminist purposes while others cast nature as a postmodern agent of resistance in the service of both environmentalism and the women's movement.By examining the importance of nature within literary and political texts, this book greatly expands the parameters of the nature writing genre and establishes nature as a crucial site for the cultural work of feminism.
Download or read book Beyond Borders written by Mary Austin and published by SIU Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 164 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Best known today for her nature writing and southwestern cultural studies, Mary Hunter Austin (1868-1934) has been increasingly recognized for her outspoken essays on feminist themes. This volume collects her nonfiction journalism, with each essay prefaced by brief introductory remarks by the editor. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Download or read book The New Desert Reader written by Peter Wild and published by University of Utah Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 333 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A slow change in outlook dominates the book, as attitudes shift from viewing the desert as a place of sanctity, then a land to be despised or exploited, and back to an appreciation of it as a special place, an arena of highly complex natural communities, and a wild refuge for the human body and soul.
Download or read book Stories from the Country of Lost Borders written by Mary Austin and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 1987 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mary Austin's The Land of Little Rain (1903) and Lost Borders (1909), both set in the California desert, make intimate connections between animals, people, and the land they inhabit. For Austin, the two indispensable conditions of her fiction were that the region must enter the story "as another character, as the instigator of plot," and that the story must reflect "the essential qualities of the land." In The Land of Little Rain, Austin's attention to natural detail allows her to write prose that is geologically, biologically, and botanically accurate at the same time that it offers metaphorical insight into human emotional and spiritual experience. In Lost Borders, Austin focuses on both white and Indian women's experiences in the desert, looks for the sources of their deprivation, and finds them in the ways life betrays them, usually in the guise of men. She offers several portraits of strong women characters but ultimately identifies herself with the desert, which she personifies as a woman.