No Bottom: In Conversation with Barry Lopez

No Bottom: In Conversation with Barry Lopez

by Mike Newell


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Cultural Writing. NO BOTTOM informally tracks the life and letters of American icon and world-revered author Barry Lopez, whose literature of hope reminds readers "the way we take care of ourselves is by taking care of each other." This nonfiction book is a primer for newcomers to Lopez's work, a haven for aficionados and a baedeker for academicians. It includes an original interview and a provocative inquiry into Barry Lopez's six short story books. These portals provide grounding for new arrivals to Lopez's insatiable Trickster wit and yield reader-friendly end notes for academicians. "This book shows once again why many of us think of Barry Lopez as a national treasure"—Lewis Hyde, author of The Gift and Trickster Makes This World.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781880977071
Publisher: XOXOX Press
Publication date: 04/01/2008
Pages: 152

About the Author

Mike Newell is the author of three books of poetry—uNderground Fires, The Unlived Life and Aestivation—and the newly issued NO BOTTOM. Following his early years as a wildland firefighter, Newell taught at-risk students in public schools and correctional facilities for over two decades, retiring in 2004. After a 19-year hiatus from firefighting in Alaska, he re-certified his fire qualifications in 2000 and went to work on western wildfires. Mike Newell lives and writes in upstate New York.

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