Civilization and the South… of Italy _Christ Stopped at Eboli: The Story of a Year_ by Carlo Levi

Christ Stopped at Eboli: The Story of a Year. by Carlo Levi. Levi, Carlo. Christ Stopped at Eboli: The Story of a Year. Ferrar, Straus & Giroux, New York. 1947. Translated by Frances Frenaye. With Foreward by Carlo Levi, 1963. Introduction copyright, 2006 by Mark Rotella. I have fallen in love with the beautiful descriptive… Continue reading Civilization and the South… of Italy _Christ Stopped at Eboli: The Story of a Year_ by Carlo Levi

A Voice For the Wilderness: Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac

A Sand County Almanac was published in 1948. It took Aldo Leopold ten years to write, which says something about his particular care for such things. In part it is written out of his experience living along the Wisconsin River in what was referred to as The Shack, by the Leopold family. Leopold purchased land… Continue reading A Voice For the Wilderness: Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac

On Thoreau and His Reading

  Robert D. Richardson Jr.'s, Thoreau: A Life of the Mind  (1987), is an thoroughly researched and amazingly rich biography of the man who, for many, is mainly known as living a semi-solitary two years on property owned by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walden pond, and offering up, as a product of this living experiment, the… Continue reading On Thoreau and His Reading

A Meditation on Dying — Autumn Light: Season of Fire and Farewells by Pico Iyer

"They say, ninety-one years old, it can't be helped. Almost they don't care, he's so old." These words appear on the first page of Autumn Light: Season of Fire and Farewells. They are the words of Hiroko, Pico Iyer's wife, who calls him from Japan to tell him her father is dying. When we think… Continue reading A Meditation on Dying — Autumn Light: Season of Fire and Farewells by Pico Iyer