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The Hunter Gracchus: And Other Papers on Literature and Art

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Hardly the typical essay collection, The Hunter Gracchus is better described as a collage of ideas, commentary, and criticism from an eclectic stylist whose sentences ring with clarity and originality. Moving effortlessly from snake handling to Wallace Stevens, these essays take delight in an immense range of topics, including art and architecture, religion, and literature ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 1st 1997 by Counterpoint (first published 1996)
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Nov 02, 2015 Jonfaith rated it really liked it
In our time the anthropoligists and philosophers have tried to find the boundary line between wild and tame, nature and culture, the uncivilized and the civilized. The line is easily found for other species. But we will have tamed ourselves, and how?

Halloween has become more important since we bought this house. It is the only day of the year when I talk at length to our neighbors. Sure, the guy next door will ask me about the Heidegger I'm befuddled with as I struggle to tend to my grilling dur
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As a place marker for an eventual review of this collection, I invite you to listen to this beautiful music:

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The Hunter Gracchus collects pieces of Davenport's non-fiction not otherwise found in The Geography of the Imagination, which is, honestly, the superior anthology. But there’s plenty of good stuff here too.
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