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Deep Map Country: Literary Cartography of the Great Plains by Susan Naramore Maher PDF

By Susan Naramore Maher

ISBN-10: 0803245025

ISBN-13: 9780803245020

Taking its identify from the subtitle of William Least Heat-Moon’s PrairyErth (a deep map), the “deep-map” type of nonfiction and environmental writing defines an cutting edge and stratigraphic literary style. presenting that its roots are available in nice Plains nonfiction writing, Susan Naramore Maher explores the numerous elements of this important type of critique, exploration, and party that weaves jointly such parts of narrative as usual background, cultural historical past, geography, memoir, and intertextuality.


Maher’s Deep Map Country supplies readers the 1st book-length learn of the deep-map nonfiction of the good Plains zone, that includes writers as different as Julene Bair, Sharon Butala, Loren Eiseley, Don Gayton, Linda Hasselstrom, William Least Heat-Moon, John Janovy Jr., John McPhee, Kathleen Norris, and Wallace Stegner. Deep Map Country examines the numerous layers of storytelling woven into their essays: the deep time of geology and evolutionary biology; the cultural heritage of indigenous and cost groups; the non-public tales of encounters with this expansive terrain; the political and commercial tales that experience affected the unique biome and Plains economies; and the non secular dimensions of the actual surroundings that press on daily realities.



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