Mockingbird Song

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  • Hardcover
  • 361 pages
  • Mockingbird Song
  • Jack Temple Kirby
  • English
  • 25 February 2018
  • 0807830577

About the Author: Jack Temple Kirby

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Mockingbird Song The American South is generally warmer, wetter, weedier, snakier, and insect infested and disease prone than other regions of the country It is alluring to the scientifically and poetically minded alike With Mockingbird Song, Jack Temple Kirby offers a personal and passionate recounting of the centuries old human nature relationship in the South Exhibiting violent cycles of growth, abandonment, dereliction, resettlement, and reconfiguration, this relationship, Kirby suggests, has the sometimes melodious, sometimes cacophonous vocalizations of the region s emblematic avian, the mockingbird.In a narrative voice marked by the intimacy and enthusiasm of a storyteller, Kirby explores all of the South s peoples and their landscapes how humans have used, yielded, or manipulated varying environments and how they have treated forests, water, and animals Citing history, literature, and cinematic portrayals along the way, Kirby also relates how southerners have thought about their part of Earth as a source of both sustenance and delight.The American South is generally warmer, wetter, weedier, snakier, and insect infested and disease prone than other regions of the country It is alluring to the scientifically and poetically minded alike With Mockingbird Song, Jack Temple Kirby offers a personal and passionate recounting of the centuries old human nature relationship in the South Exhibiting violent cycles of growth, abandonment, dereliction, resettlement, and reconfiguration, this relationship, Kirby suggests, has the sometimes melodious, sometimes cacophonous vocalizations of the region s emblematic avian, the mockingbird.In a narrative voice marked by the intimacy and enthusiasm of a storyteller, Kirby explores all of the South s peoples and their landscapes how humans have used, yielded, or manipulated varying environments and how they have treated forests, water, and animals Citing history, literature, and cinematic portrayals along the way, Kirby also relates how southerners have thought about their part of Earth as a source of both sustenance and delight. Read Mockingbird Song by Jack Temple Kirby – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Mockingbird Song

  1. Samuel says:

    C Vann Woodward mid twentieth century historian of the South states He was never termed an environmental historian and yet his Origins of the New South 1951 made it quite clear that after the Civil War, distant bankers exploited landlords, who exploited sharecroppers, who had only the soil to exploit xvi Woodward said that the South mockingbirds may seem bizarre and exotic compared to New England parak...

  2. Nicolette says:

    The book moved like an amoeba over the Southern landscape, first in Florida, then to Mississippi with sojourns in Maryland and the Midwest It seamlessly interwove southern literature, social history, and environmental history The use of literature provided poignant and vivid examples of the people of the south, but relying so heavily on these characters provided a caricature of southerners rather than aholistic understanding of their culture and history The book also included a few inco The book moved like an amoeba over the Southern landscape, first in Florida, then to Mississippi with sojourns in Maryland and the ...

  3. Nathan says:

    An enticing subject ecological criticism of the Southern U.S.in media and history is quickly smothered by overreaching ambition and a lack of thoroughness Kirby corrals an impressive and enjoyable body of Southern themed media, from Gone With the Wind to O Brother, Where Art Thou , but fails to conne...

  4. Pointer says:

    An award winning environmental history of the American South

  5. Crystal says:

    Provocative, but unfocused and shallow One expectsfrom a senior scholar SOS.