Taking Care : Thoughts on Storytelling and Belief (Paperback) - Kittredge, William

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Kittredge relates his coming of age on a property his family transformed from a farm dependent on horses to a modern agribusiness. Painfully reflecting on the abandonment of old ways, Kittredge calls for new, radical stories about the West that will foster compassion and caretaking.

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Publisher Pgw
Mfg Part# 9781571312327
SKU 30529287
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1571312323
Release Date 4/30/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5L x 0.75T
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Annotation The author of this meditation on writing and the land is well-poised to discuss his subjects. Born into a ranching family, he plied the family trade for years before becoming a writer and professor. Here he recalls the mistakes he made as a young rancher (damaging the land for short-term profit, killing off nuisance animals), seeing them as reflecting a larger problem endemic to the region. For Kittredge, getting beyond his resource-extraction mentality and becoming a writer were intertwined, and he explains here how developing an ethic of exploration and thoughtfulness in his writing led to a more mindful attitude toward the land.
Editors Note Kittredge relates his coming of age on a property his family transformed from a farm dependent on horses to a modern agribusiness. Painfully reflecting on the abandonment of old ways, Kittredge calls for new, radical stories about the West that will foster compassion and caretaking.
Editors Note 2 A portrait of the author and bibliography of his works accompany six essays, including "Child in the garden," "Learning to think," "Rediscovering home," and "The politics of storytelling"
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0162
Publisher Milkweed Editions
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