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Wild - An Elemental Journey

Wild - An Elemental Journey

Jay Griffiths

Vintage Publishing

2008

Softcover

9780141006444

19.5 x 13 x 2.8

480 pages

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Part travelogue, part manifesto for wildness as an essential character of life, Wild is a one-of-a-kind book from a one-of-a-kind author 'Undefinable, untameable, profound and extraordinary' Observer _________________________ 'I took seven years over this work, spent all I had, my time, money and energy. Part of the journey was a green riot and part a deathly bleakness. I got ill, I got well. I went to the freedom fighters of West Papua and sang my head off in their highlands. I met cannibals infinitely kinder and more trustworthy than the murderous missionaries who evangelize them. I found a paradox of wildness in the glinting softness of its charisma, for what is savage is in the deepest sense gentle and what is wild is kind. In the end - a strangely sweet result - I came back to a wild home.' Wild describes an extraordinary odyssey, courageous and sometimes dangerous. It is by turns funny, touching and harrowing, and offers a poetic consideration of the tender connection between human society and wildlands. _________________________ 'Easily the best travel book that I have read in the last ten years' Guardian 'Wild is like nothing else I've ever read: thrilling, troubling, frightening, exhilarating. This is a truly necessary book, and we are all lucky that the subject found a writer worthy of it' Philip Pullman 'Passionate, rigorous and utterly honest, Griffiths's remarkable book is written in a style as wild and exciting as its subject' Robert Macfarlane
Jay Griffiths is the author of Tristimania: A Diary of Manic Depression, Wild: An Elemental Journey; Pip Pip: A Sideways Look at Time; A Love Letter from a Stray Moon and Kith: The Riddle of the Childscape. She won the Barnes and Noble Discover Award for the best new non-fiction writer in the USA, and the Orion Book Award. She has also been shortlisted for the Orwell Prize and a World Book Day award.
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