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Inferno

Bowden, Charles

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ISBN 10: 0292713304 / ISBN 13: 9780292713307
Published by Univ of Texas Pr, Austin, Texas, U.S.A., 2006
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: Inferno

Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr, Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Berman, Michael

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition

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Winner, Southwest Book Award, Border Regional Library Association, 2007
Runner-up, Honorable Mention, Orion Book Award, 2007

Charles Bowden has been an outspoken advocate for the desert Southwest since the 1970s. Recently his activism helped persuade the U.S. government to create the Sonoran Desert National Monument in southern Arizona. But in working for environmental preservation, Bowden refuses to be one who "outline[s] something straightforward, a manifesto with clear rules and a set of plans for others to follow." In this deeply personal book, he brings the Sonoran Desert alive, not as a place where well-meaning people can go to enjoy "nature," but as a raw reality that defies bureaucratic and even literary attempts to define it, that can only be experienced through the senses.

Inferno burns with Charles Bowden's passion for the desert he calls home. "I want to eat the dirt and lick the rock. Or leave the shade for the sun and feel the burning. I know I don't belong here. But this is the only place I belong," he says. His vivid descriptions, complemented by Michael Berman's acutely observed photographs of the Sonoran Desert, make readers feel the heat and smell the dryness, see the colors in earth and sky, and hear the singing of dry bones across the parched ground.

Written as "an antibiotic" during the time Bowden was lobbying the government to create the Sonoran Desert National Monument, Inferno repudiates both the propaganda and the lyricism of contemporary nature writing. Instead, it persuades us that "we need these places not to remember our better selves or our natural self or our spiritual self. We need these places to taste what we fear and devour what we are. We need these places to be animals because unless we are animals we are nothing at all. That is the price of being a civilized dude."

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Charles Bowden is one of today's premier writers on the American environment and social issues along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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