9780826321831

Dancing on the Stones : Selected Essays

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  • ISBN13:

    9780826321831

  • ISBN10:

    0826321836

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-03-01
  • Publisher: Univ of New Mexico Pr
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Summary

"If you've read any of John Nichols's novels or books of nonfiction, you've met a lively, funny, and very impassioned man. This new collection of essays gives you the opportunity to know him even more intimately. Taoseño, fisherman, father, author, spokesman for all underdogs, Nichols has gathered writings that span more than thirty years and range from idyllic reflections on nature to unmerciful satires on impending Armageddon."--from the jacket, Dancing on the Stones

Table of Contents

Introduction 1(4)
PART ONE My Little Infinity
I Never Met a Cloud I Didn't Like
5(3)
Short Season
8(3)
Dancing on the Stones
11(4)
The Holiness of Water
15(9)
Trout Up the Gazot
24(7)
PART TWO Down in Guatemala
Down in Guatemala
31(4)
A Butterfly Bomb in Taos
35(6)
The Wounded Deer
41(4)
Those Are Skinny Horses
45(5)
A Man Like the Northern Weather
50(7)
PART THREE Some Thoughts on Humiliation
The Six Greatest Museums in the West
57(5)
Rafting? Schmafting! I Want My River Back!
62(13)
Some Thoughts on Humiliation
75(9)
Whole Lotta Fun in Kansas
84(5)
PART FOUR What Is to Be Done?
The Writer as Revolutionary
89(3)
The Case for a Social Ecology
92(4)
An Elegy for Armageddon
96(8)
What Is to Be Done?
104(5)
PART FIVE The Writer at Work
My Sentimental Education
109(11)
E = mc2
120(13)
Night of the Living Beanfield
133(21)
A Labor of Love
154(13)
PART SIX To Be of Use
What Is a Naturalist, Anyway?
167(11)
To Be of Use
178(10)
A Man for All Seasons
188(7)
Earl the Pearl Meets Rikki-tikki-tavi
195(12)
PART SEVEN September Songs
A Habit of Seeing
207(3)
The Day Lee Brodsky Died
210(10)
Down on the Rio Grande
220(5)
The Longest Night of My Life
225(7)
A September Song
232
Epilogue
Everything I Always Wanted to Know About the West, I Learned in New York City
237

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