Writing from the Center

Author: Scott Russell Sanders
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Category: Creative Writing & Creative Writing Guides, Literary Essays, Literary Studies: General
Book Format: Paperback

. . . essays of substance and beauty, and they belong beside the work of Annie Dillard, Samuel Pickering, and Wendell Berry. -Library Journal

[Sanders] eloquently expresses his love of the land and the responsibility he feels for preventing further erosion of our natural resources . . . -Publishers Weekly

Skillfully written in a clear, unmannered style refreshingly devoid of irony and hollow cleverness, the author starts with everyday experiences and gleans from them larger truths. -The Christian Science Monitor

[These] essays are so good one is tempted to stand up and applaud after reading them. . . . Sanders is a modern day prospector who finds gems of spiritual meaning in both familiar and unusual places. -Body Mind Spirit

Writing from the Center is about one very fine writer's quest for a meaningful and moral life. Lannan Literary Award winner Scott Sanders (Secrets of the Universe, Staying Put, A Paradise of Bombs) seeks and describes a center that is geographical, emotional, artistic, and spiritual-and is rooted in place. The geography is midwestern, the impulses are universal.

The earth needs fewer tourists and more inhabitants, it seems to me-fewer people who float about in bubbles of money and more people committed to knowing and tending their home ground. -Scott Russell Sanders, from the book

Table Of Contents


Beneath the Smooth Skin of America

Imagining the Midwest


The Common Life

Faith and Work

The Writer in the University

News of the Wild


Earth, Air, Fire, and Water

Writing from the Center

Letter to a Reader

Words of Thanks

About Scott Russell Sanders
Scott Russell Sanders is Professor of English at Indiana University, Bloomington. He has published numerous other titles-fiction, nonfiction, and children's books.


SKU BK-9780253211439
Barcode # 9780253211439
Brand Indiana University Press
Artist / Author Scott Russell Sanders
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