The Warbler Road Literary Nonfiction Nature Writing In these twenty six short essays Merrill Gilfillan records his encounters with Wood Warblers as they flit through North American landscapes on their migratory paths

  • Title: The Warbler Road
  • Author: Merrill Gilfillan
  • ISBN: 9780981952048
  • Page: 201
  • Format: Paperback
  • Literary Nonfiction Nature Writing In these twenty six short essays, Merrill Gilfillan records his encounters with Wood Warblers as they flit through North American landscapes on their migratory paths With precision, appetite, and a touch of whimsy, he sketches the tiny birds in their surroundings, perfecting the art of what he elsewhere calls alfresco writing ThrougLiterary Nonfiction Nature Writing In these twenty six short essays, Merrill Gilfillan records his encounters with Wood Warblers as they flit through North American landscapes on their migratory paths With precision, appetite, and a touch of whimsy, he sketches the tiny birds in their surroundings, perfecting the art of what he elsewhere calls alfresco writing Throughout, THE WARBLER ROAD testifies to birding as a meditative, even votive dedication and a fundamental mode of attention to the world When I walk out with binoculars in May and September, it is often the fly fisherman in Yeats s poem I have in mind as I move along the path We are both out to discover and authenticate the morning, to break the glaze of habitude and mark, for an hour or so, the weave and fine points of the season and its day in place As Peter Matthiessen writes, A bird book for poets, precisely and evocatively observed, beautifully written Would that such a eulogy existed for every family of birds.

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    1. "e art of warblering can take on the stature of aesthetic pilgrimage.""But all told, wherever you might be standing, a day with warblers in its rigging is a beneficent, more intricate day." Warblers rejoice and reunite! In these short essays, the author documents his encounters with warblers, both in his home state of Ohio and on his visits to Colorado, during several migratory seasons. The author is smart, observant and is a die-hard birder. He is also a poet and this comes through in his lovel [...]

    2. Is bird watching quaint? Tepid? Nerdy? Well, maybe. But Mr. Gilfillan is an aesthete and a writer of fine sentences. He is also very knowledgeable about US geographies of various kinds. He has a self-effacing humor a bit like Thoreau's. Reading him (not just this book) one can start to see why birds (literal birds) have mattered so much to poetry and to human aspiration in general. And reading him one also gets interesting glimpses into various marginal peoples and their odd little towns. Hobos, [...]

    3. The Warbler Road tells about birding, a very specific form of human indolence, and one it's easy to be quite passionate about. Gilfillan does something that could have been done in the forties -- and I don't mean just the nineteen forties. How does one characterize the being-lost-in-an-activity recorded here?

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