Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The Star Thrower by Loren Eiseley

I picked up this book because I liked the title, and decided to buy it as soon as I saw the intro was written by W.H. Auden. Excellent decision… I was blown away by this book. Eiseley is a naturalist, anthropologist, scientist, environmentalist, historian, poet (and more), and his writing is fantastic! This is a collection of his favorite essays (and a few poems). He describes the natural world with wonder, beauty and spirituality. I read this book slowly, savoring every sentence.

1 comment:

d. chedwick bryant said...

I loved reading Loren Eisley essays in college-- it hardly seems like school "work" when the assignment is to read and think about something so wonderful.