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Vintage Lopez

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  81 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the greatest modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions.

“Lopez has such great narrative skill and uses his words so carefully the simple intensity is often nearly overwhelming.” —The Oregonian

Barry Lopez is an unparalleled explorer of the relationship between humanity and nature, one he limns
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ebook, 208 pages
Published March 3rd 2010 by Vintage (first published January 6th 2004)
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Eric North
Jun 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: naturalists
Barry Lopez' writing and desire to learn the histories of the land and people around him is inspiring. While he is incredibly intelligent and observant, his work is always saturated in affection for his subject and the lives of those he writes about. Worth reading several times over.
Madeleine
Nov 04, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fictions-ok
TCL Call #: 813.54 LOPEZ B

Was an interesting read though I would definitely read the first chapter last if you are not familiar with Lopez as I was not. It smacked of some actor talkin about their "craft" which always is off putting unless you're familiar and think they rock.
Gi Chao
Aug 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My only regret is that I lost my copy. Oh well... Kung sino man ang kumuha ng librong 'to, sana 'wag na po kayong magnakaw ng sapatos at ituon niyo nalang po oras niyo sa pagbabasa.
Adam
May 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This collection enshrines several of Barry Lopez' most beautiful insights. I'd read many of the non-fiction selections included here in Arctic Dreams and About This Life, but this is the first of his fiction I've experienced. I very much enjoyed most of it, especially the Mappist and The Entreaty of the Wiideema. Teal Creek was the only story I had a hard time appreciating. There is one predilection Barry Lopez has, that for gruff, independent, very dignified woodsmen, which I simply haven't bee ...more
carl  theaker
Mar 19, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to carl by: Oscar Houck
Shelves: outdoorz, fiction


Barry sure can write. As another reviewer suggested I read the
fiction stories first. He tells a compelling tale, descriptive
without being dense, and making interesting points by turning
the perspective.

I found the non-fiction stories interesting with details but
didactic and at times, finger-wagging preachy. As this is a collection,
the stories are out of context, so naturally if you are reading say,
'Outside' magazine you are going to expect a naturalist point of view
in that type of publication,
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Jess
This collection contains some of Lopez's nonfiction essays as well as a few fictional short stories. However, his style and themes remain somewhat similar throughout, blurring what is fiction and what is not. I think his most stylistically poetic piece - on that stands out as fiction - is "The Woman Who Had Shells". The whole collection is a spectacular and engaging consideration of the relationship between humanity and nature, without preaching but offering up the many sides of the interrelatio ...more
Barb
Jun 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Barry Lopez is one of my very favorite writers. This book is a collection of different pieces , both fiction and nonfiction, from other works. That being said, there were still a number of essays or stories that I had not read before, so they were new to me. Lopez is just one of the best nature writers alive, but so much more than that too because there is a deeply spiritual component to his writing. He writes as a pilgrim in the world who gently points out what is being lost and what gives him ...more
AdultNonFiction Teton County Library
TCL Call #: 813.54 LOPEZ B

Madeline - 3 stars
Was an interesting read though I would definitely read the first chapter last if you are not familiar with Lopez as I was not. It smacked of some actor talkin about their "craft" which always is off putting unless you're familiar and think they rock.
Risa
Jun 10, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Vintage Lopez by Barry Lopez (2004)
César
Feb 04, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This isn't the best book to start off reading Barry Lopez, but the incredible essay "The Raven" makes up for not picking up Arctic Dreams!
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Barry Holstun López is an American author, essayist, and fiction writer whose work is known for its environmental and social concerns.

López has been described as "the nation's premier nature writer" by the San Francisco Chronicle. In his non-fiction, he frequently examines the relationship between human culture and physical landscape, while in his fiction he addresses issues of intimacy, ethics an
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