<i> Flight of Dreams: A Life in the Midwestern Landscape</i>

Title

Flight of Dreams: A Life in the Midwestern Landscape

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Description

"When I was eleven the world was filled with birds," writes Lisa Knopp of her girlhood in Burlington, Iowa. Picking up where she left off in her first book, Field of Vision, Knopp knits together sections of her life story through a pattern of images drawn from nature. The most prevalent of these unifying themes are metaphors of flight--birds, wind, moving upward and outward and across the midwestern landscape from Nebraska and Iowa to southern Illinois.

Reminiscent of Thoreau's introspective nature writing and Dillard's taut, personal prose, each chapter in Flight Dreams stands alone as a distinct narrative, yet each is linked by profoundly personal descriptions of dreams, the natural world, defining experiences, and chance encounters with people that later prove to be fateful. Part Eastern meditation, part dream sequence, part historical reconstruction, Flight Dreams testifies to a deep understanding of how the natural world--its visible and invisible elements--guides our destinies.

ISBN

978-0877456452

Publication Date

1998

Publisher

University of Iowa Press

City

Iowa City, Iowa

Department

English

Comments

Part of the Singular Lives series.