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By Bernard Quetchenbach

The compelling essays in Bernard Quetchenbach’s Accidental Gravity movement from upstate ny to the western usa, from city and suburban locations to wild lands. within the first component of the booklet, he makes a speciality of suburban neighborhoods, the place citizens reply ambivalently to golf-course ducks and different unruly usual presences; within the moment part, he juxtaposes those humanized locations with Yellowstone nationwide Park. Quetchenbach writes approximately present environmental concerns within the better Yellowstone area—wildfire, invasive species, ever-increasing numbers of tourists—in the context of weather swap and different modern pressures.

 

Accidental Gravity negotiates the tricky area among a naive trust in a permanent, unassailable flora and fauna and the both naive trust that human lifestyles happens in a few unnatural, extra mediated context. The identify refers back to the unintended yet still significant nexus the place the private meets and combines with the universal—those serendipitous moments while the person existence connects to the bigger rhythms of time and planet.

 

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