About This Life
- Journeys on the Threshold of Memory
- Narrated by: Barry Lopez
- Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 16-12-1999
- Language: English
- Publisher: Phoenix Books
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By Deborah on 20-12-2011
Elegant and Wise
What did you love best about About This Life?
I loved Mr. Lopez' account of his visit to Northern Japan, especially his meeting with an indigenous Japanese elder. Gift giving was so beautifully described. Neither man spoke the other's language yet they communicated on a deep level. This segment of the book inspired a poem for me. I was moved deeply by his descriptions of performing 'last rights' for road kill he came upon as he drove back roads.
What other book might you compare About This Life to and why?
Of course, other books by Mr. Lopez. I guess the sensibility is rather 'Wendell Barry-ish
What does Barry Lopez bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
His voice imparts reverence for his subject matter...nature and humanity.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
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