Sick Of Nature

Sick Of Nature David Gessner
  • Title: Sick Of Nature
  • Author: David Gessner
  • ISBN: 9781584653585
  • Page: 238
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Sick Of Nature David Gessner Sick Of Nature In diverse essays David Gessner wrestles with father figures both biological and literary reflects on the pleasures and absurdities of the writing life and rails at the confines of the nature genre
    In diverse essays, David Gessner wrestles with father figures both biological and literary, reflects on the pleasures and absurdities of the writing life and rails at the confines of the nature genre even as he continues to find fresh inspiration for his writing.
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    About David Gessner


    1. David Gessner is the author of eight books, including Sick of Nature, The Prophet of Dry Hill, and Return of the Osprey, which was chosen by the Boston Globe as one of the top ten nonfiction books of the year and the Book of the Month club as one of its top books of the year The Globe called it a classic of American Nature Writing In 2006 he won a Pushcart Prize in 2007 he won the John Burroughs Award for Best Natural History Essay and in 2008 his essay, The Dreamer Does Not exist, was chosen for The Best American Nonrequired Reading His work has appeared in many magazines and journals including The New York Times Magazine, The Boston Globe, Outside, The Georgia Review, The Harvard Review, and Orion He has taught environmental writing at Harvard, and is currently an associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he founded the national literary journal, Ecotone.


    679 Comments


    1. hooray for white male privilege

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    2. This collection of seventeen essay memoirs covers topics about father figures, reflections on being a writer, one s relationship with nature, urban verses rural living and Ultimate The individual essays are broken into four sections I Sick which contains Ultimate Glory , II Getting Personal , III Back to Nature and IV Howling with the Trickster.The book, in its entirety, doesn t have much to do specifically with Ultimate, but one essay, Ultimate Glory A Frisbee Memoir does reflect on the author [...]

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    3. In Sick of Nature , the first of seventeen essays written approximately between 1998 and 2004, Gessner makes sure you know that this isn t going to be the nature writing you re probably used to Although his past works have often been categorised as nature writing, Gessner doesn t want to be limited by the genre s gentle straightjacket , to write essays praised as quiet by quiet magazines and to write about the world without being able to say the word shit while talking a lot of scat The book and [...]

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    4. I didn t expect to enjoy this collection of essays and, indeed, about half of the book wasn t for me because I m not into nature writing Nevertheless I m glad I followed through with this friend s recommendation Those essays that weren t about nature really did it for me There is some wonderful sharpness to Gessner s voice that undercuts any pretensions, like in his essay on creative nonfiction where he simply declares that a good creative nonfiction writer must be a part time arsehole And how t [...]

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    5. Hilarious and hard to put down

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    6. How can you not love the title Argument in nature writing I vote yes Crankiness, earthiness, putting, as Gessner so wonderfully says it the shit back in scat.

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    7. A generally good book, weak in some places but brilliant in others I tip toward four stars because of the title essay especially.

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