Naked in the Woods: Joseph Knowles and the Legacy of Frontier Fakery
Da Capo Press, 2007 - 352 страници
Joseph Knowles was a forty-five-year-old part-time painter, ex-Navy man, friend of the Sioux, and onetime hunting guide who stepped-nearly naked-into the woods to live off the land and his own devices. From 1913 to 1916, Knowles's dispatches to the world-alternating accounts of bear clubbing and quiet contemplation, written in charcoal on pieces of birch bark-set off major newspaper wars, exploiting readers' fears of modernization. Did Knowles really survive for months at a time in the untamed wilderness without any aid, and why is the answer still so vital to the American psyche? Part adventure story, part cultural investigation, Naked in the Woods reveals a whole new dimension of our natural history.
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It was obvious , however , that , beyond whatever aesthetic considerations he might have had , Bryant's principal concern was looking after the interests of timber magnate and civic visionary R. A. Long . “ Perhaps you should have ...
“ I have traveled over a good part of the world by land and by sea , always looking for someplace better than the woods , but I never found it , ” he told the Raymond Herald in 1921. “ The earth belongs to nature , and we are her ...
He had given ample warning that he was looking to disappear forever : Three years earlier , he had predicted that he would go on one last wilderness trip and not return . Sounding like Hesse without the literary ambition , he wrote ...
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An absorbing tale of one man's retreat into the Maine woods, padded with a healthy history of the back-to-nature movement.E, the Environmental Magazine editor Motavalli (Breaking Gridlock: Moving ... Прочетете пълната рецензия
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To place an individual in the time and place in which he or she lived so that a reader can understand both the person and the period is a smooth talent. Motavalli, editor of E/The Environmental ... Прочетете пълната рецензия
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