Fox at the Wood's Edge: A Biography of Loren Eiseley


  • Hardcover
  • 517 pages
  • Fox at the Wood's Edge: A Biography of Loren Eiseley
  • Gale E. Christianson
  • English
  • 04 October 2018
  • 0805011870

10 thoughts on “Fox at the Wood's Edge: A Biography of Loren Eiseley

  1. Chrisl Chrisl says:

    Christianson begins with a quote Unpublished Beginning of Autobiography It is the ruse of the fox I learned it long ago In the pages which follow I will show you fear, I will show you terror But huntsman, let us have one thing clear I am a man, in flight Though I am an archaeologist by profession, there are tombs that for my life I would not enter, vaults through whose doorways I would not descend, silence that on my deathbed I will not break Though I sit in a warm room beneath a light an Christianson begins with a quote Unpublished Beginning of Autobiography It is the ruse of the fox I learned it long ago In the pages which follow I will show you fear, I will show you terror But huntsman, let us have one thing clear I am a man, in flight Though I am an archaeologist by profession, there are tombs that for my life I would not enter, vaults through whose doorways I would not descend, silence that on my deathbed I will not break Though I sit in a warm room beneath a light and compose these lines, they are all of night, of outer darkness, and inner terrors They are the annals of a long and uncompleted running I set them down lest the end come on me unaware, as it does upon all fugitives There is a shadow on the wall before me It is my own I write in a borrowed room at midnight Tomorrow the shadow on the wall will be that of another Very well, huntsman, let the hunt begin Loren EiseleyJune 20, 1963 If you know little about Eiseley, this is a comprehensive, er, over detailed Perhaps somewhat academic, with index.I suggest, instead, you obtain his bio, All the Strange Hours All the Strange Hours


  2. Raymonds009 Raymonds009 says:

    Having read The Immense Journey in my college days so many years ago, this was a supreme pleasure The author was an unlikely academic who transformed our understanding of anthropology He did this following his instincts Eiseley also, stood firm in his belief that the sciences were enhanced by literary expression while all around him many of his critics said that his writings were too poetic for the science student and those in the arts could not understand the general public s overwhelming Having read The Immense Journey in my college days so many years ago, this was a supreme pleasure The author was an unlikely academic who transformed our understanding of anthropology He did this following his instincts Eiseley also, stood firm in his belief that the sciences were enhanced by literary expression while all around him many of his critics said that his writings were too poetic for the science student and those in the arts could not understand the general public s overwhelming positive response to his works Although he had no interest in the beats or the early hippie culture they took to him like moths to a flame He even struck cords where he didn t care to find compatriots


  3. Richard Fulgham Richard Fulgham says:

    I found little sympathy for Dr Eiseley in this otherwise factual biography It s coldness made me suspect the author chose Eiseley to write about because he was so popular when she was in graduate school this may have been her dissertation, the way it so drily gives the details of his life Do I need an example Well, she says not implies that Dr Eiseley turned down a trip to Oldavai Gorge in Africa with Dr Leaky and Dr Raymond Dart because he feared being exposed as a writer pretending I found little sympathy for Dr Eiseley in this otherwise factual biography It s coldness made me suspect the author chose Eiseley to write about because he was so popular when she was in graduate school this may have been her dissertation, the way it so drily gives the details of his life Do I need an example Well, she says not implies that Dr Eiseley turned down a trip to Oldavai Gorge in Africa with Dr Leaky and Dr Raymond Dart because he feared being exposed as a writer pretending to be a great anthropoogist She bases this assertion of the fact that Dr Eiseley was not required to write a PhD dissertation because he was offered an early job as a professor of anthropolgy at Penn State, which Eiseley went on to make world famous for its anthrology department and its Museum of Man So thumbs down on this cold writer with no heart and no understanding of her subject


  4. Rpinet Rpinet says:

    I stopped after a false start


  5. Catherine Catherine says:

    An interesting, well paced, and mostly sympathetic biography of an interesting man and a transcendent writer.


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Fox at the Wood's Edge: A Biography of Loren Eiseley[Reading] ➹ Fox at the Wood's Edge: A Biography of Loren Eiseley ➯ Gale E. Christianson – Thomashillier.co.uk Loren Eiseley challenges us to this day with his uneasy interpretation of humanity s place in the world The haunting melancholy that pervades much of Eiseley s work grew out of a loveless childhood in Loren Eiseley challenges the Wood's eBook ✓ us to this day with his uneasy interpretation of humanity s place in the world The haunting melancholy that pervades much of Eiseley s work grew out of a loveless childhood in which he spent much time alone in the natural world His Fox at PDF/EPUB ² mother was mentally ill and his father, a singularly unsuccessful traveling salesman, spent little time at home Per.


About the Author: Gale E. Christianson

Gale E Christianson the Wood's eBook ✓ is retired from Indiana State University, where he served as Distinguished Professor of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of History He is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Huntington Library Fellow, and the recipient of numerous other grants and awards Christianson lives Fox at PDF/EPUB ² in Terre Haute, where he continues to research and write.