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- DescriptionThe questions that drive Priscilla Long's Fire and Stone are the questions asked by the painter Paul Gauguin in the title of his 1897 painting: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? These questions look beyond every- day trivialities to ponder the essence of our origins. Using her own story as a touchstone, Long explores our human roots and how they shape who we are today. Her personal history encompasses childhood as an identical twin on a dairy farm on the Eastern Shore of Maryland; the turmoil, social change, and music of the 1960s; the suicide of a sister; and a life in art in the Paci c Northwest. Here, memoir extends the threads of the writer's individual and very personal life to science, to history, and to ancestors, both literary and genetic, back to the Neanderthals. Long uses profoundly poetic personal essays to draw larger connections and to ask compelling questions about identity. Framed by four distinctive sections, Fire and Stone transcends genre and evolves into a sweeping elegy on what it means to be human.
- Author BiographyPriscilla Long is a Seattle-based writer, writing teacher, editor, and author of, most recently, Crossing Over: Poems (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2015) and The Writer's Portable Mentor: A Guide to Art, Craft, and the Writing Life (Wallingford Press, 2010).
- Author(s)Priscilla Long
- PublisherUniversity of Georgia Press
- Date of Publication30/08/2016
- LanguageEnglish & English
- Series TitleCrux: The Georgia Series in Literary Nonfiction
- Place of PublicationGeorgia
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Georgia Press
- Weight308 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Series Edited byJohn Griswold
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