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The Bedside Book of Birds: An Avian Miscellany

作者 Graeme Gibson
出版社 Ingram International Inc
商品描述 The Bedside Book of Birds: An Avian Miscellany:,FeaturinganewforewordbyMargaretAtwoodInthisstunningassemblageofwordsandimages,novelistandavidbirdwatcherGraeme

內容簡介

內容簡介 Featuring a new foreword by Margaret Atwood In this stunning assemblage of words and images, novelist and avid birdwatcher Graeme Gibson offers an extraordinary tribute to the venerable relationship between humans and birds. From the Aztec plumed serpent to the Christian dove to Plato's vision of the human soul growing wings, religion and philosophy use birds to represent our aspirational selves. Winged creatures appear in mythology and folk tales, and in literature by writers as diverse as Ovid, Thoreau, and T. S. Eliot. They've been omens, allegories, and guides; they've been worshipped, eaten, and feared. Birds figure tellingly in the work of such nature writers as Gilbert White and Peter Matthiessen, and are synonymous with the science of Darwin. Gibson spent years collecting this gorgeously illustrated celebration of centuries of human response to the delights of the feathered tribes. The Bedside Book of Birds is for everyone who is intrigued by the artistic forms that humanity creates to represent its soul.

作者介紹

作者介紹 GRAEME GIBSON was born in London, Ontario, in 1934. He was the author of three novels, Five Legs (1969), Communion (1971) and Perpetual Motion (1982), and of two bedside companions, The Bedside Book of Birds (2005) and The Bedside Book of Beasts (2009). An important spokesman for Canadian cultural identity, Gibson was the initial organizer and a founding member of the Writers' Union of Canada, and was its chairman in 1976. He was also an organizer and founding member of the Writers' Trust, a non-profit organization, and was subsequently its chairman. From 1987 to 1989, he was president of the Canadian Centre of International PEN. In 1990, he won a Toronto Arts Award for writing and publishing, and, in 1992 he received the Order of Canada. Graeme Gibson died in September 2019.

商品規格

書名 / The Bedside Book of Birds: An Avian Miscellany
作者 / Graeme Gibson
簡介 / The Bedside Book of Birds: An Avian Miscellany:,FeaturinganewforewordbyMargaretAtwoodInthisstunningassemblageofwordsandimages,novelistandavidbirdwatcherGraeme
出版社 / Ingram International Inc
ISBN13 / 9780385547130
ISBN10 /
EAN / 9780385547130
誠品26碼 /
尺寸 / 23.6X16.0X3.0CM
重量(g) / 884.5
語言 / 3:英文
尺寸 / 23.6X16.0X3.0CM
裝訂 / H:精裝
頁數 / 392
級別 / N:無

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