The Nature of Generosity

Knopf, 2000 - 276 ページ
"The Nature of Generosity continues the story of Hole in the Sky, the memoir of Kittredge's early life on his family's vast ranch in Oregon; but it also ranges freely around the world and through recorded time" "A travel book of sorts - from New York and Venice to the Andalusian hills of Garcia Lorca, from the cow towns of Montana to the caves at Lascaux - it is driven by the quest to reconcile childhood simplicities with the complex, urgent, adult questions about 'who to be, and how, and why. Drawing on our various histories - biological, cultural, psychological - Kittredge celebrates diversity as the cornerstone of our social possibilities, examines the freedom and responsibility this entails, and suggests that our culture's habitually selfish, combative behavior is far from being in our best interests - or indeed, in our nature."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


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Kittredge (Hole in the Sky, 1992, etc.) continues his explorations, identifying the ingredients of a good and worthy life as he mines them from recollections of his early years.Exposure to the world ... レビュー全文を読む

The nature of generosity

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Combining travelog, history, autobiography, and philosophy, these five long, meandering essays are at once erudite and personal. Prolific author and noted Western writer Kittredge (Owning It All) here ... レビュー全文を読む

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著者について (2000)

William Kittredge is the author of Hole in the Sky; Owning It All, a book of essays; and the story collections The Van Gogh Field and We Are Not in This Togethe. With Annick Smith, he edited The Last Best Place: A Montana Anthology.