THE TALLGRASS PRAIRIE READER

U. of Iowa Press, 2014

A first-of-its-kind collection of literature from and about the tallgrass bioregion.  Focusing on autobiographical nonfiction in a wide variety of forms, voices, and approaches—including adventure narrative, spiritual reflection, childhood memoir, Native American perspectives, literary natural history, humor, travel writing and reportage—John T. Price honors the ecological diversity of tallgrass itself and provides a range of models for nature writers and students. 

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PRAISE FOR THE TALLGRASS PRAIRIE READER

"Read these impassioned prairie voices...to understand nature's beneficence, or as away of kneeling before an ancient, sacred, and unimaginable land.  Read them to help cure indifference and rediscover the sublime.  Read them to return home."--Connie Mutel, author of The Emerald Horizon

"Around 1839, Joseph N. Nicollet wrote of the tallgrass prairie that everything 'is calculated to excite the perceptions, and keep alive the imagination.' He might have been describing John Price's collection of writings, distinctive stories from a unique ecological region we've nearly lost. With this reader, we may celebrate hope for a tallgrass resurgence!"--Linda M. Hasselstrom, author of Gathering from the Grassland

"The Tallgrass Prairie Reader will transport the reader back to the days of buffalo and immense prairies of history and forward into present-day writings taht emphasize the continuing importance of the prairies in our lives. A must-read for anyone concerned with the history and preservation of America's unique ecosystems." -- Diane D. Quantic, editor, A Great Plains Reader