Lessons of the Wild #5. Nature Writing Reading Group. “The Living Mountain” by Nan Shepherd

Event finishedTuesday, May 9, 2023 at 6:30 PM Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 8:00 PM

We continue with the Nature and Landscape Writing reading group „Lessons of the Wild“: On Tuesday, May 9, starting at 6:30 p.m., we will read again together from one of the great Nature Writing masterpieces: Nan Shepherd’s „The Living Mountain.“ The reading group is in english.

If you are interested in participating, give us a sign: mail@zabriskie.de. If you want to take part and don’t have the book, let us know – we’ll send you a link to a pdf with the concerning pages. We are also happy if you support us with buying the book in our shop.

Participation is free of charge!

About „The Living Mountain“:
In this masterpiece of nature writing, Nan Shepherd describes her journeys into the Cairngorm mountains of Scotland. There she encounters a world that can be breathtakingly beautiful at times and shockingly harsh at others. Her intense, poetic prose explores and records the rocks, rivers, creatures and hidden aspects of this remarkable landscape.

Shepherd spent a lifetime in search of the ‘essential nature’ of the Cairngorms; her quest led her to write this classic meditation on the magnificence of mountains, and on our imaginative relationship with the wild world around us. Composed during the Second World War, the manuscript of The Living Mountain lay untouched for more than thirty years before it was finally published.

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