Nature Stories

Nature Stories

by Jules Renard and Pierre Bonnard

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 15/02/2011

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The natural world in all its richness, glimpsed variously in the house, the barnyard, and the garden, in ponds and streams, and at large in the woods and the fields, including old friends like the dog, the cat, the cow, and the pig, along with more unusual and sometimes alarming characters such as the weasel, the dragonfly, snakes of several sorts, and even a whale, not to mention ants in their seeming infinitude and a single humble potato--all these and more are the subjects of what may well be the most deft and delightful book of literary miniatures ever written. In Jules Renard's world, plants and animals not only feel but speak (one species, the swallow, appears to write Hebrew), and yet, for all the anthropomorphic wit and whimsy the author indulges in, they guard their mystery too. Sly, funny, and touching, Nature Stories, here beautifully rendered into English by Douglas Parm e and accompanied by the wonderful ink-brush images of Pierre Bonnard with which the book was originally published, is a literary classic of inexhaustible freshness.
ISBN:
9781590173640
9781590173640
Category:
Farm & working animals
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
15-02-2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
204x129x15mm
Weight:
0.22kg

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