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9780486290379

The Land of Little Rain

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  • ISBN13:

    9780486290379

  • ISBN10:

    0486290379

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-12-16
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

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Summary

Beautiful, poetic study of the Southwestern desert. Fourteen sketches describe plants, animals, mountains, birds, skies, Indians, prospectors, towns, other features in serene, beautifully modulated prose. Desert seen as a place of rare, austere beauty that weaves a lasting spell over its inhabitants. Preface.

Author Biography

Robert Hass is currently a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. He teaches at the University of California at Berkeley.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 5
The Land of Little Rainp. 7
Water Trails of the Cerisop. 15
The Scavengersp. 23
The Pocket Hunterp. 29
Shoshone Landp. 37
Jimville--A Bret Harte Townp. 45
My Neighbor's Fieldp. 53
The Mesa Trailp. 59
The Basket Makerp. 67
The Streets of the Mountainsp. 75
Water Bordersp. 83
Other Water Bordersp. 91
Nurslings of the Skyp. 99
The Little Town of the Grape Vinesp. 107
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