Border Crossings by Ian Marshall

By Ian Marshall

"The foreign Appalachian path runs north from Mount Katahdin 700 miles to the top of the Gaspé Peninsula. encouraged through Basho, Ian Marshall hiked it for 6 summers, probing the poetics of haiku whereas exploring an enormous and lovely wasteland little identified within the US. Marshall is an interesting path better half and an exceptional tale teller, with a self deprecating wit and sharp mind that boost his observations and concepts. Like Basho, he reveals the superb within the universal and elevates the standard stroll right into a religious perform, sprinkling his narrative with gorgeous unique haiku that appear to have condensed within the second, like droplets of dew. Backpackers will delight in his stinky descriptions of lifestyles at the path, and ecocritics will enjoy his plentiful insights on poetry, nature, and tradition. This vigorous e-book serves up a vintage mix of excessive experience, literary pilgrimage, and self discovery. It tastes as tart and clean as wild rasp­berries."—John Tallmadge, past-president of the organization for the examine of Literature and atmosphere and writer of The Cincinnati Arch: studying from Nature within the City

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