Rough beauty : forty seasons of mountain living / Karen Auvinen.
- First Scribner hardcover edition.
- New York : Scribner, 2018.
x, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Auvinen, Karen.
Authors, American -- 21st century -- Biography.
Mountain life -- Rocky Mountains.
- A memoir by an award-winning poet describes her retreats to a primitive mountain cabin to write in solitude and find answers to life's big questions, describing how a fire forced her to reconcile her conflicting needs for isolation and community.
- Prologue: The hard prayer
Part I. Marlboro woman
Part II. Refuge
Summer into fall
Part III. Home of the somewhat feral
Home of the somewhat feral
Fuck T.S. Eliot
The book of mornings
Part IV. A season of voluptuousness
Yajna: fire ceremony
A season of voluptuousness
Epilogue: The fox who came to dinner.
- Local notes:
- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
- Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
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