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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 more than "one of our best nature writers," according to Hayden Carruth of Harpers Magazine. Carruth writes that Haines "knows the ecological crisis ... as a crisis of consciousness, the human mind in ultimate confrontation with itself.


Other segments from the episode on July 25, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 25, 1989: Interview with Avery brooks; Commentary on the psychedelic ballroom scene; Interview with John Haines; Review of Norman Sherry's biography "The Life of…


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