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Cold Snap as Yearning

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Whether confronting a gravel road, a hallucinatory vision of a horse-woman, a deep sensitivity to noise, or the curiosity of crows, Robert Vivian sees the world in a novel way, and this collection gives readers the opportunity to share his unique and intriguing vision.
Paperback, 150 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by Bison Books (first published September 1st 2001)
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Ryan
Dec 09, 2008 Ryan rated it really liked it
A collection of short narratives -- non-fiction reflections -- published a few years ago by my favorite Alma professor, this book has been sitting next to my chair for about a year or so, beckoning to me from time to time when I am once again in need of some Vivianism, some melodramatic philosophy in my normal day (becuase I always need more...). Very descriptive, moving, thought-provoking, full of unique comparisons and powerful insight; it seems like a nice segue between that which is seen and ...more
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May 27, 2012 Drew rated it really liked it
A series of thoughtful, beautiful literary examinations of nature / people / life -- without sap or tied-with-a-bow sort of resolution.
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This is an essay collection of meditative essays. One of the essays, "Light Calling to Other Light," is one of the best I've ever read.
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May 15, 2013 Mary rated it it was amazing
So beautiful it changed me as a writer. His prose is poetry.
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