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Author George, Diana Hume, 1948-

Title The lonely other : a woman watching America / Diana Hume George.

Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  917.30492 GEOR    AVAILABLE
Physical description p. cm.
Series Creative nonfiction
Creative nonfiction (Urbana, Ill.)
Contents Love Lost on the Road -- Wounded Chevy at Wounded Knee -- The Bear within at Yellowstone -- Losing Time at Lamar -- Sex and Death at Devil Canyon -- Disrupting the Gaze; or, How I Turned Chicken -- Women in the Woods -- Words You Have Heard, in a Language You Might Know -- A Woman Rallying for the Road -- The Road to St. Mary's -- The Beach as Nursery -- Coming to My Father's House: Anne Sexton's Island God -- Preface: Wearing a Human Face -- The Lonely Other -- Sacred Space, Igneous Privacies -- Mississippi Harvesters -- Cactus, Poetry, Dung Beetles, and Wild Pigs -- Alamogordo and White Sands -- The Hermit of Omigod Hotsprings -- Brain-Dead and Big-Chilled in Southern California -- The History of the World according to Andrew Joseph Picard -- Froot Loops in Yosemite -- Thinking toward Georgia -- Dreaming the Breasts -- Wounded Knee at Bondcliff -- Attitude Matters: A Woman Alone with Light -- Blowing in the Wind -- Easter Morning Meditation 1994.
Through Purgatory to the Silence of the Lambs -- Seeing Mindfulness: A Walking Meditation.
Summary The Lonely Other chronicles the life of a woman constantly facing new amazements. In "Wound Chevy at Wounded Knee" (Best of the Best American Essays [1994]) Diana Hume Georgia recounts how she lived a trapped and futile life as a white teenage bride on an Indian reservation. As an adult she confronts drunken hunters outside her isolated cabin; she faces her fear of heights by climbing in the White Mountains; she unflinchingly delves into her long-standing engagement with Anne Sexton's poetry, and into her own father's suicide. Always she wonders: Can women learn to travel alone, on roads and in their daily lives, without fear.
Subject Women -- United States.
United States -- Description and travel.
ISBN 0252065344 (pbk. : alk. paper)