First Edition of Desert Notes; Inscribed by Barry Lopez to Fellow Writer Annie Dillard

  • Desert Notes: Reflections in the Eye of the Raven.

Desert Notes: Reflections in the Eye of the Raven.


Item Number: 1739

Kansas City: Sheed Andrews McMeel, 1976.

First edition of the author’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author to fellow writer Annie Dillard, “For Annie For all you do Barry.” Annie Dillard’s bookplate beneath the inscription. Fine in a very good dust jacket. An important association linking these two naturalist writers.

Barry Holstun Lopez is a writer whose work is known for its humanitarian and environmental concerns. He won the National Book Award for Nonfiction for Arctic Dreams (1986) and was a National Book Award finalist for his Of Wolves and Men (1978). The San Francisco Chronicle rightly described Lopez Lopez as "the nation's premier nature writer." His focus is twofold. His non-fiction examines the relationship between human culture and the physical domain, while in his fiction addresses issues of intimacy and ethics. Lopez' awards are as rich as his themes. He has won, for instance, the Award in Literature, American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Lannan Literary Award, the Guggenheim Fellowship, and the John Burroughs Medal.

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