Findings: Essays on the Natural and Unnatural World Kathleen Jamie

ISBN: 9781555974459

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Findings: Essays on the Natural and Unnatural World  by  Kathleen Jamie

Findings: Essays on the Natural and Unnatural World by Kathleen Jamie
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A book of unparalleled beauty, sharpness of observation, wit, delicacy, strength of vision and rare exactness of language. —The Daily TelegraphI had noticed, more than noticed, the cobwebs, and the shoaling light, and the way the doctor listened,MoreA book of unparalleled beauty, sharpness of observation, wit, delicacy, strength of vision and rare exactness of language. —The Daily TelegraphI had noticed, more than noticed, the cobwebs, and the shoaling light, and the way the doctor listened, and the flecked tweed of her skirt, and the speckled bird and the sickle-cell mans slim feet.

Isnt that a kind of prayer? The care and maintenance of the web of our noticing, the paying heed?During her husbands hospital stay for a life-threatening illness, Kathleen Jamie didnt pray, but she did find herself paying very close attention to the world around her. In Findings, she shares her direct, uncluttered observations of the natural and unnatural world—seen from her kitchen window, on the streets of Edinburgh, in hospital corridors, in the Outer Hebrides.What she finds: an awe-inspiring salmon run that turns out to have been reengineered so that no salmon can possibly reach the top of the falls.

A disembodied doll head, caught with the carcass of a whale on a remote island, where crofters once combed for driftwood. She wonders if durability is still a virtue, when we have invented plastic.Findings received resounding praise on publication in the United Kingdom. John Berger named it his favorite book of 2005, because it finds without disturbing the found.

And this takes courage and delicacy (The Guardian).



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