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Rooted in rock : new Adirondack writing, 1975-2000
Gould, Jim, 1958-
First edition.
Publication Information:
Syracuse, N.Y. : Adirondack Museum/Syracuse University Press, [2001]

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xxviii, 430 pages ; 24 cm
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PS548.N7 R66 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Contemporary essays, literary nonfiction, poetry, short fiction, and excerpted fiction complete this anthology-the first since Paul Jamieson's Adirondack Reoder in more than twenty years-a sampling of some of the most exciting writers of the Adirondack Mountains. In the past twenty years the Adirondacks have inspired a resident population of writers and has gained regional and national prominence using the Adirondacks as their primary setting and subject matter or at least a significant point of departure. This anthology includes a mix of new and previously published works by forty-three established and emerging writers including Bill McKibben, Sue Halpern, Russell Banks, Alex Schoumatoff, Chase Twichell, Curt Stager, Amy Godine, Jim Gould, to name a few.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

With Rooted in Rock: New Adirondack Writing, 1980-2000, Jim Gould, professor of writing and literature at Paul Smith's, the College of the Adirondacks, makes "the case for a true Adirondack literature." Bringing together a mix of new and previously published works of fiction, poetry, literary nonfiction and essays by 43 established and up-and-coming writers, including novelist Russell Banks (Cloudsplitter), essayist Sue Halpern (Migrations to Solitude), Native American poet Joseph Bruchac (three of whose poems are published here for the first time) and natural history writer Michael G. DiNunzio (Adirondack Wildguide). Prize-winning author Rick Bass and Adirondack Museum director Jacqueline F. Day contribute thoughtful forewords. ( July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

In recent years, a group of resident writers has gained regional and national attention using the Adirondacks as setting or subject. This anthology collects the work of 43 of these new and emerging writers, including both original and previously published pieces of literary nonfiction, poetry, and short fiction. The result is a lively portrait of the region. Gould, a professor of writing and literature in the environmental studies program at Paul Smith's, the College of the Adirondacks, describes how a community discusses, with maturity and civility, the idea of reintroducing wolves to the area. Poet Maurice Kenny celebrates the beauty of "green pristine only a miracle could devise," while James Howard Kunstler interviews a New Jersey hot-dog millionaire who wants to buy and develop the whole Adirondack area. Further, John Quenell gives tongue-in-cheek instructions for competing in "how cold was it last night" conversations. Given the current interest in regional and environmental writing and the variety and quality of the pieces included here, this collection is recommended for public and academic libraries. Nancy P. Shires, East Carolina Univ., Greenville, NC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.