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The Next Rodeo

New and Selected Essays

by William Kittredge

Paperback, 240 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, List Price: $15 |


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New and Selected Essays
William Kittredge

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The critically acclaimed author of The Willow Field presents a selection of his finest nonfiction writings in which he explores the landscapes of the American West, the myths that lie at the heart of the Western experience, and the issues confronting the region. Original.

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I've learned to think of myself as having had the luck to grow up at the tail end of a way of existing in which people lived in everyday proximity to animals on territory they knew more precisely than the patterns in the palms of their hands.
--from "Owning It All"