Titolo: A Millimetre of Dust
Casa editrice: NB Publishers
Data di pubblicazione: 2010
Condizione libro: very good
Gently used. Expect delivery in 2-3 weeks. Codice inventario libreria 9780795702631-3
Riassunto: A Millimetre of Dust is the story of a journey from Cape Town to the Northern Cape and back to visit some world-class Stone Age archaeological sites. In the tradition of writers such as Barry Lopez, W.G. Sebald, Gary Snyder and Bruce Chatwin, this travel memoir combines extensive research with personal narrative to explore how a particular woman?s experience raises questions that are political, ecological, and philosophical.
The sense of deep time which places such as Wonderwerk Cave or Kathu Townlands evoke is presented amid contemporary concerns ? from the domestic immediacies of small children on a long trip to intense disquiet about the local impact of global climate change. As in many travellers? tales, the protagonist leaves home, ?discovers? unfamiliar territory, and returns with an altered view of her place in the world. At Wonderwerk Cave the duration of a human life measures just one millimetre of dust in the deep, long accumulation of sediment, yet each breath we take is a link to those who came before us, and to all beings.
L'autore: JULIA MARTIN grew up in Pietermaritzburg and now lives in Muizenberg with her family. She has published a variety of poems, stories and essays, and has a special interest in ecology. She teaches in the English Department at the University of the Western Cape. Long: Julia Martin was born in 1959 and grew up in Pietermaritzburg. She now lives in Muizenberg with her husband, the writer and artist-jeweller Michael Cope, their young twins Sophie Rose and Sky Martin, two cats and a small rabbit. She is an associate professor in the English Department at the University of the Western Cape.
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