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By Tom Lynch,Susan Naramore Maher

Loren Eiseley (1907–77) is likely one of the most crucial American nature writers of the 20 th century and an well known practitioner of artistic nonfiction. a local of Lincoln, Nebraska, Eiseley was once a professor of anthropology and a prolific author and poet who labored to carry an figuring out of technological know-how to most of the people, incorporating faith, philosophy, and technological know-how into his explorations of the human brain and the passage of time.


As a author who bridged the sciences and the arts, Eiseley is a problem for students locked into inflexible disciplinary obstacles. Artifacts and Illuminations, the 1st full-length selection of severe essays at the writing of Eiseley, situates his paintings within the genres of inventive nonfiction and nature writing. The contributing students follow quite a few severe methods, together with ecocriticism and place-oriented stories ranging throughout prairie, city, and overseas contexts. members discover such diversified subject matters as Eiseley’s use of anthropomorphism and Jungian suggestions and think about how his paintings used to be trained by way of synecdoche. lengthy past due, this assortment demonstrates Eiseley’s carrying on with relevance as either a talented literary craftsman and a profound philosopher concerning the human position within the normal world.

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