A Very Warm Literature of Place

A Very Warm Literature of Place

To see nature perform a phenomenon directly in front of you is truly a blissful sight. Nature scares us in many ways, but it also gives many people a sense of their true home ground. Nature makes us think about life a little harder when a hurricane, tornado, avalanche, or a volcano eruption occur. In Ursula K. Le Guin?s essay, ?A Very Warm Mountain? which is about a volcano eruption in Washington, Idaho and points east, she brings out some points in which the volcano had the right to blow off all of her steam at the world.
She states that the volcano ?lay and watched her forests being cut and her elk being hunted and her lakes being fished and fouled and her ecology being tampered with and the smoky, snarling suburbs creeping closer to her skirts, until she saw it was time to teach the White Man?s Children a lesson ( Le Guin, 2000, p175). In another essay titled ?A Literature of Place? by Barry Lopez goes with the idea that nature is being removed from our world slowly by human kind. He refers to a unique type of writing that many know

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