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The Resource A private history of awe, Scott Russell Sanders

A private history of awe, Scott Russell Sanders

Label
A private history of awe
Title
A private history of awe
Statement of responsibility
Scott Russell Sanders
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When the author was four, his father held him in his arms during a thunderstorm, and he felt awe, the tingle of a power that surges through bone and rain and everything. He writes, "The search for communion with this power has run like a bright thread through all my days". This book is an account of his search, told as a series of dramatic, spiritually charged episodes including his early memory of watching a fire with his father, his attraction to the solemn cadences of the Bible despite his frustration with Sunday school religion, his discovery of books and the body, his mounting opposition to the Vietnam War and all forms of violence, his decision, after the heady experience of education at Brown and Cambridge, to return to the Midwest and raise a family in the place of his roots. In many ways, this is the story of a generation's passage through the 1960s, from innocence to experience, from euphoria to disillusionment. But the author has found a language that captures the transcendence in ordinary lives in the pattern of American coming of age. By framing his recollections with present-day accounts of tending to his ailing mother and his newborn granddaughter, he weaves his story into the larger history of his family, illuminating the cycles of life that bind together generations
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.A5137
LC item number
Z47 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A private history of awe, Scott Russell Sanders
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [319]-320)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Pbk. ed.
Extent
322 p.
Isbn
9780865477346
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn150374229
  • (OCoLC)ocn506908555
Label
A private history of awe, Scott Russell Sanders
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [319]-320)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Pbk. ed.
Extent
322 p.
Isbn
9780865477346
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn150374229
  • (OCoLC)ocn506908555

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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