Deserts of Our World: A Literary Adventure
October 10, 2003 4:49 AM   Subscribe

Deserts of Our World: A Literary Adventure. Interesting stories and essays, such as birth among the Bushmen.
posted by plep (4 comments total)
[this is good]

I just read the two Bushmen pieces. Nicely written, evocative, touching. Thanks!
posted by Slithy_Tove at 5:21 AM on October 10, 2003

Slithy :- It's worth getting hold of Elizabeth Marshall Thomas's book about the Bushmen, too.
posted by plep at 5:33 AM on October 10, 2003

Beautiful resource plep - this will be my weekend reading, thanks!
I am fascinated by deserts since visiting a few in California. Joshua Tree is celebrated, but the lesser known Anza Borrego can be quite spectacular as can be seen in some photos from J-Walk Blog.
posted by madamjujujive at 5:50 AM on October 10, 2003

What a great gift for the weekend; thanks, our plep.

As a person who feels significantly claustrophobic when not within close proximity to an ocean or sea, I have both a fascination for, and terror of, most desert settings. For me the desert life is on the most remote fringe of any existence I could imagine for myself, but perhaps for this very reason, it exercises a great appeal on my imagination, and I find myself attracted to all sorts of desert literature and images, so this is manna from the desert, so to speak.
posted by taz at 7:43 AM on October 10, 2003

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