Fox at the Wood's Edge: A Biography of Loren Eiseley

Fox at the Wood s Edge A Biography of Loren Eiseley Loren Eiseley challenges us to this day with his uneasy interpretation of humanity s place in the world The haunting melancholy that pervades much of Eiseley s work grew out of a loveless childhood in

  • Title: Fox at the Wood's Edge: A Biography of Loren Eiseley
  • Author: Gale E. Christianson
  • ISBN: 9780803264106
  • Page: 395
  • Format: Paperback
    • Free Read [Mystery Book] ☆ Fox at the Wood's Edge: A Biography of Loren Eiseley - by Gale E. Christianson ✓
      395 Gale E. Christianson
    • thumbnail Title: Free Read [Mystery Book] ☆ Fox at the Wood's Edge: A Biography of Loren Eiseley - by Gale E. Christianson ✓
      Posted by:Gale E. Christianson
      Published :2019-03-22T23:15:16+00:00

    Loren Eiseley challenges us to this day with his uneasy interpretation of humanity s place in the world The haunting melancholy that pervades much of Eiseley s work grew out of a loveless childhood in which he spent much time alone in the natural world His mother was mentally ill and his father, a singularly unsuccessful traveling salesman, spent little time at home PerLoren Eiseley challenges us to this day with his uneasy interpretation of humanity s place in the world The haunting melancholy that pervades much of Eiseley s work grew out of a loveless childhood in which he spent much time alone in the natural world His mother was mentally ill and his father, a singularly unsuccessful traveling salesman, spent little time at home Perhaps in an effort to compensate, Eiseley drove himself relentlessly to succeed Gale E Christian son s biography offers an unexpurgated evaluation of a man whose difficult past helped shape the brilliant essays that continue to dazzle new audiences.

    Comment 315

    • Raymonds009 says:

      Having read "The Immense Journey" in my college days--so many years ago, this was a supreme pleasure. The author was an unlikely academic who transformed our understanding of anthropology. He did this following his instincts. Eiseley also, stood firm in his belief that the sciences were enhanced by literary expression while all around him many of his critics said that his writings were too poetic for the science student and those in the arts could not understand the general public's overwhelming [...]

    • Richard Fulgham says:

      I found little sympathy for Dr. Eiseley in this otherwise factual biography. It's coldness made me suspect the author chose Eiseley to write about because he was so popular when she was in graduate school. this may have been her dissertation, the way it so drily gives the details of his life. Do I need an example. Well, she says (not implies) that Dr. Eiseley turned down a trip to Oldavai Gorge in Africa with Dr. Leaky and Dr. Raymond Dart because he feared "being exposed as a writer pretending [...]

    • Rpinet says:

      I stopped after a false start

    • Catherine says:

      An interesting, well-paced, and mostly sympathetic biography of an interesting man and a transcendent writer.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *