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What John Haines Has Learned from the Solitude and Work of Living in the Wilderness.

Poet and essayist John Haines. Haines' new book "The Stars, The Snow, The Fire," recalls the 25 years he spent homesteading in the Alaskan wilderness. Haines is "one of our best nature writers," according to Hayden Carruth of Harpers Magazine. Carruth writes that Haines also "knows the ecological crisis ... as a crisis of consciousness, the human mind in ultimate confrontation with itself." (Rebroadcast. Original date July 25, 1989).


Other segments from the episode on November 6, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 6, 1989: Interview with Phillip Lopate; Review of Art Pepper's album "The Complete Galaxy Recordings"; Interview with John Haines; Commentary on the television…


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