By Tom Lynch,Susan Naramore Maher

Loren Eiseley (1907–77) is likely one of the most vital American nature writers of the 20 th century and an fashionable practitioner of inventive nonfiction. a local of Lincoln, Nebraska, Eiseley was once a professor of anthropology and a prolific author and poet who labored to carry an realizing 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 choice of serious essays at the writing of Eiseley, situates his paintings within the genres of artistic nonfiction and nature writing. The contributing students observe various severe methods, together with ecocriticism and place-oriented reviews ranging throughout prairie, city, and overseas contexts. members discover such different issues as Eiseley’s use of anthropomorphism and Jungian techniques and look at how his paintings was once knowledgeable via synecdoche. lengthy late, 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 common world.

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