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Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry about Nature

Lorraine Anderson


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PUBLISHED: 9th December 2003
ISBN: 9781400033218
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Sisters of the Earth is a stirring collection of women's writing on nature: Nature as healer. Nature as delight. Nature as mother and sister. Nature as victim. Nature as companion and reminder of what is wild in us all. Here, among more than a hundred poets and prose writers, are Diane Ackerman on the opium of sunsets; Ursula K. Le Guin envisioning an alternative world in which human beings are not estranged from their planet; and Julia Butterfly Hill on weathering a fierce storm in the redwood tree where she lived for more than two years. Here, too, are poems, essays, stories, and journal entries by Emily Dickinson, Alice Walker, Terry Tempest Williams, Willa Cather, Gretel Erlich, Adrienne Rich, and others—each offering a vivid, eloquent response to the natural world. This second edition of Sisters of the Earth is fully revised and updated with a new preface and nearly fifty new pieces, including new contributions by Louise Erdrich, Pam Houston, Zora Neale Hurston, Starhawk, Joy Williams, Kathleen Norris, Rita Dove, and Barbara Kingsolver.
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  • Paperback
    $34.83
PUBLISHED: 9th December 2003
ISBN: 9781400033218
ANNOTATION:
Sisters of the Earth is a stirring collection of women's writing on nature: Nature as healer. Nature as delight. Nature as mother and sister. Nature as victim. Nature as companion and reminder of what is wild in us all. Here, among more than a hundred poets and prose writers, are Diane Ackerman on the opium of sunsets; Ursula K. Le Guin envisioning an alternative world in which human beings are not estranged from their planet; and Julia Butterfly Hill on weathering a fierce storm in the redwood tree where she lived for more than two years. Here, too, are poems, essays, stories, and journal entries by Emily Dickinson, Alice Walker, Terry Tempest Williams, Willa Cather, Gretel Erlich, Adrienne Rich, and others—each offering a vivid, eloquent response to the natural world. This second edition of Sisters of the Earth is fully revised and updated with a new preface and nearly fifty new pieces, including new contributions by Louise Erdrich, Pam Houston, Zora Neale Hurston, Starhawk, Joy Williams, Kathleen Norris, Rita Dove, and Barbara Kingsolver.

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Sisters of the Earth is a stirring collection of women's writing on nature: Nature as healer. Nature as delight. Nature as mother and sister. Nature as victim. Nature as companion and reminder of what is wild in us all. Here, among more than a hundred poets and prose writers, are Diane Ackerman on the opium of sunsets; Ursula K. Le Guin envisioning an alternative world in which human beings are not estranged from their planet; and Julia Butterfly Hill on weathering a fierce storm in the redwood tree where she lived for more than two years. Here, too, are poems, essays, stories, and journal entries by Emily Dickinson, Alice Walker, Terry Tempest Williams, Willa Cather, Gretel Erlich, Adrienne Rich, and others—each offering a vivid, eloquent response to the natural world. This second edition of Sisters of the Earth is fully revised and updated with a new preface and nearly fifty new pieces, including new contributions by Louise Erdrich, Pam Houston, Zora Neale Hurston, Starhawk, Joy Williams, Kathleen Norris, Rita Dove, and Barbara Kingsolver.

Publisher Description

This book introduces us to female perspectives on nature. Over 90 selections, from Emily Dickinson to Alice Walker, span a century and encompass the voices of a variety of women--some known for their writing on nature, and several outstanding new voices

Author Biography

Lorraine Anderson, an independent writer and editor since 1981, edited Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry about Nature (1991) and served as lead editor of the college text Literature and the Environment (1998). Thomas S. Edwards is Dean of Academic Affairs, Thomas College, and co-editor of Such News of the Land: U.S. Women Nature Writers (UPNE, 2001) and Jewett and Her Contemporaries: Reshaping the Canon (1999).

Review

"Not only is [Sisters of the Earth] a pleasure; it is relevant and even urgent--politically, aesthetically and spiritually." --The Women's Review of Books "These voices remind, rejoice, bewail, berate--with love, joy, compassion, energy, nerve and outrage--and we'd better pay attention." -Janet Kauffman, author of Places in the World a Woman Could Walk

"The voices of . . . women--white, black, Native American--sing out in this luminous anthology, which spans centuries, genres, and literary careers.... Taste and sensitivity are evident throughout." -Publishers Weekly

"Anderson's intelligent preface and headnotes add much to this generous, long overdue, and very welcome collection." -Outside

Product Details

Author
Lorraine Anderson
Short Title
SISTERS OF THE EARTH 2/E
Pages
496
Language
English
Edition
2nd
ISBN-10
1400033217
ISBN-13
9781400033218
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
2003
Publication Date
2003-12-31
Subtitle
Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature
Country of Publication
United States
Series
Vintage
Residence
US
Publisher
Vintage