In the Company of Light

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In the Company of Light

In the Company of Light One of the most daring of contemporary writers in the genre Norton Anthology of Nature Writing Hay s books about Cape Cod belong in the company of Thoreau Donald Culross Peattie Henry Beston and Ra

  • Title: In the Company of Light
  • Author: JohnHay
  • ISBN: 9780807085394
  • Page: 124
  • Format: Paperback
  • One of the most daring of contemporary writers in the genre Norton Anthology of Nature Writing Hay s books about Cape Cod belong in the company of Thoreau, Donald Culross Peattie, Henry Beston, and Rachel Carson Robert Taylor, The Boston Globe Hay s new book, published in his 83rd year, is autumnal in spirit and in substance The essence of this enterprise One of the most daring of contemporary writers in the genre Norton Anthology of Nature Writing Hay s books about Cape Cod belong in the company of Thoreau, Donald Culross Peattie, Henry Beston, and Rachel Carson Robert Taylor, The Boston Globe Hay s new book, published in his 83rd year, is autumnal in spirit and in substance The essence of this enterprise is a kind of prayer, eloquent and deeply felt Richard Todd, Civilization Hay is, to my mind, without question this country s greatest living nature writer He writes out of such a profoundly poetic impulse that he cannot help but produce prose of a high literary order Robert Finch, The Cape Codder Hay loses himself in details, describing the minute play of light through grasses, the reflection of a water bug on the rocks of a stream bottom, the fungi on fallen trees that begin to glow with an eerie luminescence He is not only the observer of what most of us don t see, but of what we may never get a chance to see David Cline, Hartford Advocate In the Company of Light shares with considerable humility the well honed insights of a man rich in the wisdom of age and observation of nature Nancy Grape, Maine Sunday Telegram John Hay is author of The Great Beach winner of the John Burroughs Prize , The Run, and A Beginner s Faith in Things Unseen, among many other books He lives in Brewster, on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, and in Bremen, Maine.

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    1. Jeremy Dennis on said:

      Bought the book in Berlin in a second-hand shop. Having forgotten my book back home. Came to find the descriptions of Nature and turn of time quite fascinating.

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