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Mind the Gap: The Education of a Nature Writer (Environmental Arts and Humanities Series)

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ISBN: 087417595X
Издательство: University of Nevada Press
Год издания: 2004
Страниц: 121
Book Description One of the most significant contemporary nature writers and environmentalists offers a reflective memoir of his life. John Hay came only gradually to his calling. In Mind the Gap , which is at once an autobiographical memoir and a commentary on our place in the natural world and the environmental impact of development, Hay recounts his path to becoming a writer and explores the literary and environmental influences that shaped his interest in nature. Born into a respected old New York family, Hay grew up in upper-class Manhattan and rural New Hampshire, between the rigid proprieties of society and the delicious freedoms he discovered during his outdoor adventures. Travel, education, and his own sensitivity and curiosity helped to open the world to him. Shortly after World War II, he moved to a desolate, sandy lot on Cape Cod, part of a tiny community of farmers and small merchants in a region of plunging winds and vast seas. Much of the book...