Wickerby: An Urban Pastoral

Wickerby: An Urban Pastoral

Charles Siebert / Jun 26, 2019

Wickerby An Urban Pastoral Outside my window the city lights are taking hold now the breeze brushed gently pulsating grid Why is a cemented aggregate of homes arranged in a tall tight cluster any further from nature than on

  • Title: Wickerby: An Urban Pastoral
  • Author: Charles Siebert
  • ISBN: 9780609802687
  • Page: 153
  • Format: Paperback
  • Outside my window, the city lights are taking hold now, the breeze brushed, gently pulsating grid Why is a cemented aggregate of homes arranged in a tall, tight cluster any further from nature than one wood home within the woods Because it is so thoroughly man made But we wouldn t call the towering carpenter ant s nest that I found one day in Wickerby s collapsing sout Outside my window, the city lights are taking hold now, the breeze brushed, gently pulsating grid Why is a cemented aggregate of homes arranged in a tall, tight cluster any further from nature than one wood home within the woods Because it is so thoroughly man made But we wouldn t call the towering carpenter ant s nest that I found one day in Wickerby s collapsing southeast corner ant made We are no less natural than the next creature except that thinking makes it seem so There is no such thing as nature Wickerby would remind me of this There is just the earth and us, the name callers, standing upon it, calling those places without us, nature Against the backdrop of a tumbledown Brooklyn neighborhood, Charles Siebert, a native Brooklynite and longtime city dweller, reflects upon the five months he has just spent at Wickerby, an old, collapsing log cabin in the woods of Canada In vivid, lyrical prose, Siebert relates the events that prompted his sudden departure to Wickerby, and, while recounting the details of his isolated existence there, arrives at a series of stunningly original insights that explore and often explode the classic Romantic distinctions between city and country, man made and natural Along the way, the book s episodic, wide ranging narrative takes us from Brooklyn s rooftops, where pigeon mumblers chase their flocks into the sky, to Albert, Wickerby s reclusive caretaker who pilfers the cabin s artifacts for his own yard sales In what emerges as a refreshing subversion of the typical log cabin book, this beautifully composed account of a journey away from the city ultimately allows us to view the city anew not as the traditional antagonist of the natural world, but as a logical and inevitable outgrowth of that world, an entity as wondrous and awe inspiring as anything found in nature.

    Wickerby An Urban Pastoral by Charles Siebert Wickerby has ratings and reviews Beth said the endless conveyor belts of carrier ants.bumblebees out by the fire pit, singing past me, Wickerby An Urban Pastoral Charles Siebert Wickerby An Urban Pastoral Paperback March , by Charles Siebert Author Visit s Charles Siebert Page Find all the books, read about the author, and See search results for this author Are you an author Wickerby an urban pastoral Book, WorldCat Wickerby an urban pastoral Charles Siebert The story of one love torn and city exasperated man s flight to his wayward girlfriend s abandoned country cabin and the radiant epiphany of his return. Wickerby At Wickerby, on the other hand, with just woods and sky around me, I d keep an axe by the bed and lie awake for hours tensed for that first noise I couldn t identify Some would say this is a typical city person s sensibility that peoples the open darkness with danger and perversions. Wickerby An Urban Pastoral by Charles Siebert, Hardcover At Wickerby, on the other hand, with just woods and sky around me, I d keep an axe by the bed and lie awake for hours tensed for that first noise I couldn t identify Some would say this is a typical city person s sensibility that peoples the open darkness with danger and perversions. Wickerby An Urban Pastoral TripFiction In vivid, lyrical prose, Siebert relates the events that prompted his sudden departure to Wickerby, and, while recounting the details of his isolated existence there, arrives at a series of stunningly original insights that explore and often explode the classic Romantic distinctions between city and country, man made and natural. Wickerby an urban pastoral Book, WorldCat Note Citations are based on reference standards However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Buy Wickerby An Urban Pastoral by Charles Siebert Find many great new used options and get the best deals for Wickerby An Urban Pastoral by Charles Siebert , Hardcover at the best online prices at eBay Free shipping for many products

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      • Charles Siebert

        Charles Siebert is a poet, journalist, essayist, and contributing writer for The New York Times Sunday Magazine His work has appeared in a broad array of publications, including The New York Times Sunday Magazine, The New Yorker, Harper s, Vanity Fair, Outside, Esquire, and Men s Journal.


    317 Comments

    1. "e endless conveyor belts of carrier ants.""bumblebees out by the fire pit, singing past me, loud as mopeds."


    2. Connecting city and country. Insightful, and even gripping; the author's emotions are close to the surface, and he tells the experiences well, how his life in the cabin in the woods is something that allows him to understand his city life, and the human condition, balanced between the need to get away from the non-human, and a counterbalancing longing for something vague we always feel we've lost.Possibly the most revelatory book I've read this year.


    3. This book brought relaxation to my days as it takes place in a lonely cabin. I like the mood it sets cold winter evenings with a pet or a furry blanket, all you need is a cup of tea!



    4. Nice reading. Pensive self reflection in a poetic sort of way. Some of the observations are sweet. Nothing very memorable.


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