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The River and I (Landmark Edition)

Neihardt, John G.

Editore: University of Nebraska Press
ISBN 10: 0803233353 / ISBN 13: 9780803233355
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Titolo: The River and I (Landmark Edition)

Casa editrice: University of Nebraska Press

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione libro: Very Good


0803233353 This book is shelved in the Americana section of our retail store and may require extra shipping time - Crisp clean unread unmarked hardcover with light shelfwear to the boards. NICE!. Codice inventario libreria Z0803233353Z2

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Riassunto: In 1908 John Neihardt (1881?1973) and two companions traveled the Missouri River?about two thousand miles?in a twenty-foot canoe. Originally published in Outing Magazine as a series of articles,  The River and I describes their adventures on that wild waterway before it was dammed by the Army Corps of Engineers and points out storied sites along the shore. The result transcends journalism; Neihardt does for the Missouri what Twain did for the Mississippi. This Landmark edition makes available once more the book that was issued in 1910, two years before Neihardt began work on A Cycle of the West and twenty-two years before the publication of Black Elk Speaks.

Dal retro di copertina: In 1908, the brilliant poet and writer John G. Neihardt traveled by canoe down the then-untamed Missouri River for fifty-six days. His account, rousing and elegantly reflective, showcases the long ago, fascinating world through which the mighty river passed. The River and I is at once a classic adventure tale, an enduring homage to the Old West, and a tale of an abiding love for a relentless river and those affected by it.

"The book is wholly admirable in style and story." -- New York Times?

"An exhilarating adventure story ... enlivened by humor, social criticism, and philosophical speculation." -- Western American Literature

"A memorable blending of poetry, realistic on-the-spot reporting, fur trade history, Greek mythology, and love for the river ... that reaches a high-water mark in the literature of the West." -- Denver Westerners Monthly Roundup

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