Item #27869 Apologia. Woodcuts by Robin Eschner. Barry Lopez.

Apologia. Woodcuts by Robin Eschner.

Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1998. First Printing of the First Edition. A Fine tight copy in a Fine, unclipped dust jacket. This copy is Signed by Lopez. This slender volume is Lopez's reverent testimony to the sanctity of all animal life through his numerous enconters with animals killed by vehicular destruction. Apologia gives our vague sense of apprehension about brutality in the modern world a focus and, because the narrator actually does something on behalf of animals killed on the road, it gives us reason to believe that we can retrieve our dignity and a sense of purpose from the indifferent circumstances of everyday life. It has long been a habit of writer Barry Lopez to remove dead animals from the road. At the conclusion of a journey from Oregon to Indiana in 1989, he wrote Apologia to explore the moral and emotional upheaval he experienced dealing with the dead every day. On the highway he encountered dozens of animals -- raccoons, jackrabbits, porcupines, red foxes, sparrows, spotted skunks, owls, deer, gulls, badgers, field mice, garter snakes, barn swallows, pronghorn antelope, squirrels -- all victims of vehicular destruction. Stopping for each body he saw, he gently removed each one from the road. Item #27869
ISBN: 0820320048

Price: $100.00

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