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eBook In the Sierra Madre ePub

by Jeff Biggers

  • ISBN: 0252031016
  • Category: Writing Research and Publishing Guides
  • Subcategory: Reference
  • Author: Jeff Biggers
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press; 1 edition (August 21, 2006)
  • Pages: 208
  • ePub book: 1567 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1694 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 537

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Jeff Biggers (born in 1963) is an American historian, journalist, playwright, and monologist.

Jeff Biggers (born in 1963) is an American historian, journalist, playwright, and monologist. A prominent author and activist writing extensively about environmental and climate issues," according to Yale Climate Connection, Biggers performs and lectures frequently at festivals, theatres, conferences, universities and schools across the United States

The Sierra Madre-no other mountain range in the world possesses such a ring of intrigue.

The Sierra Madre-no other mountain range in the world possesses such a ring of intrigue. lt;i In the Sierra Madre

In the Sierra Madre book. Recipient of the David Brower Award for Environmental Reporting, Low Jeff Biggers is a cultural historian, journalist, playwright and monologist

In the Sierra Madre book. Recipient of the David Brower Award for Environmental Reporting, Low Jeff Biggers is a cultural historian, journalist, playwright and monologist.

Biggers, Jeff (2007), In the Sierra Madre. Biggers, Jeff (2006), In the Sierra Madre. Urbana: University of Illinois Press . ISBN 0252031016 ISBN-13: 978-0252074998. Biggers, Jeff, (2006), The United States of Appalachia: How Southern Mountaineers Brought Independence, Culture and Enlightenment to America. debunking stereotypes is one of the driving motivations behind Biggers' writing. In an interview on National Public Radio, Biggers laid out chapters of the progressive history of Appalachia.

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In the Sierra Madre introduces us to a host of idiosyncratic customs, numerous unforgettable characters . In the Sierra Madre is that book for this generation. Jeff Biggers has seen the strange and remarkable that the rest of us can only imagine

In the Sierra Madre introduces us to a host of idiosyncratic customs, numerous unforgettable characters, and situations that only a traveler of this ilk could manage. Biggers is the quintessential observer, with the eye and voice of a poet. -San Antonio Express-News. Jeff Biggers has seen the strange and remarkable that the rest of us can only imagine. Jeff Biggers has the keenest eye in the business, and he has a fine, luminous voice to tell you what he has seen. This is a welcome addition to western and Mexican letters.

The Sierra Madre-no other mountain range in the world possesses such a ring of intrigue

A stunning history of legendary treasure seekers and enigmatic natives in Mexico's Copper Canyon" The Sierra Madre-no other mountain range in the world possesses such a ring of intrigue. Life is too short for boring books; I made it about ⅓rd of the way through before giving up. Читать весь отзыв. The Sierra Madre-no other mountain range in the world possesses such a ring of intrigue. In the Sierra Madre is a groundbreaking and extraordinary memoir that chronicles the astonishing history of one of the most famous, yet unknown, regions in the world.

Jeff Biggers (given birth to in 1963) can be an American historian, journalist, playwright, and monologist. In the Sierra Madre gained the Silver Medal in Foreword Magazine's Reserve of the entire year Honours (Travel Essays) in 2006. The memoir was praised by Booklist as "an amazing sojourn.

"A stunning history of legendary treasure seekers and enigmatic natives in Mexico's Copper Canyon"

The Sierra Madre--no other mountain range in the world possesses such a ring of intrigue. In the Sierra Madre is a groundbreaking and extraordinary memoir that chronicles the astonishing history of one of the most famous, yet unknown, regions in the world. Based on his one-year sojourn among the Raramuri/Tarahumara, award-winning journalist Jeff Biggers offers a rare look into the ways of the most resilient indigenous culture in the Americas, the exploits of Mexican mountaineers, and the fascinating parade of argonauts and accidental travelers that has journeyed into the Sierra Madre over centuries. From African explorers, Bohemian friars, Confederate and Irish war deserters, French poets, Boer and Russian commandos, Apache and Mennonite communities, bewildered archaeologists, addled writers, and legendary characters including Antonin Artaud, B. Traven, Sergei Eisenstein, George Patton, Geronimo, and Pancho Villa, Biggers uncovers the remarkable treasures of the Sierra Madre.

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Braned Braned
Biggers not only knows his subject but has immersed himself in it, living among a people that have seen dozens of incursions from the famous (Villa, Pershing, to name two) and infamous (drug smugglers and tourists these days) but until now not surrendering their ancient way of life to the changes taking place in the big world. Yet. The book seems well-researched, and the author's personal experience with the people and their mountains gives. this remote part of Northern Mexico an authenticity often missing from the works of authors who have only passed through. The reader might have enjoyed fuller treatment of the context of those famous and infamous incursions, but of course the focus stays rightly on the locals since those other, connected histories are mostly available. A good read that makes one wish for the impossible: that one could spend time in this setting without being shot by smugglers or contributing to the decline of such a rich traditional culture.
Fordrekelv Fordrekelv
I've just finished reading this book and am delighted with it. On the one hand it is scholarly, a meaningful survey of many sources of knowledge regarding the history of the region, all with citations, yet on the other hand, it is an engaging, delightful personal narrative. Sincerity is never enough for a journalist, ethnographer or missionary working among indigenous people. Biggers was better than sincere, he was simply respectful and neighborly. As a result, he became embedded in the experience of that community for the duration of his stay and has given an account of these experiences with qualities reminiscent of William deBuys work in "River of Traps". Read it and treasure a glimpse of a worldview so different from our own, set against the vigorously lived history of the Sierra Madre, a storied but little-known region.
Duktilar Duktilar
Biggers book of experiences living in a Tarahumara village capture the many nuances of life here in the Sierra. His writing has a good, readable style and is fun to boot. His tangents although sometimes distracting are always informative and frequently educational. Biggers is to be respected for not naming the village where he lived but he provides more than enough clues to figure out the location. Although not a general travel book, Biggers book is a must-read for anyone wanting a true and enjoyable insight into the Tarahumara style of living.
skriper skriper
Jeff Biggers captures the essence and flavor of the Mother Range by giving readers a first-hand account of living with the Rarámuri (Tarahumara) Indians in this rugged mountain range in western Mexico. But that's not all. We also get fascinating background information with references to older, existing accounts by such luminaries as Schwatka and Lumholtz, B. Traven and Pancho Villa, among others, with whose names and writings I was already familiar from researching this area. The cover captures the vastness and beauty of a place I've longed to visit, and the author information on the back cover alerted me to another book by Biggers that addresses my own neck of the woods in Appalachia, and my own people who lived/live here.
Hilarious Kangaroo Hilarious Kangaroo
Nice insights into the Tarahumara people but the content is a bit broader than expected. Worth the read and price but is you want 100% info on Northern Mexico and/or the indigenous people this is not the book for you.
Bludsong Bludsong
Real people living in real situations!
Fabulous book
Don't expect anything, just read and enjoy.