Mapping The Invisible Landscape

Book ID:
8204
Title:
Mapping The Invisible Landscape
Subtitle:
Folklore, Writing and the Sense of Place
Author:
'Ryden, Kent C'
ISBN number:
9780877454144
Publisher name:
University of Iowa Press
Edition number:
first
Book type:
Paperback
First edition date:
1993
Pages:
326
Dewey decimal number:
306.4
Dust jacket:
No
Language:
English
Photographs:
Yes
Illustrations:
Yes
Bibliography:
Yes
Notes:

How do we know where we are? This is the deceptively simple question that forms the theme of Kent Ryden's book.

In much of North America and beyond it is in our stories that we locate place most powerfully. It is our lore, our written tales, our essays of place that succeed most of all in giving sense to place and thus in nurturing our inner sense of place.

This book is about the words that we superimpose on landscapes...that complex of meaning that gives a landscape significance in the eyes of those who inhabit it

We mark the landscape by a multitude of means.

Borders and boundaries...imply a transition between realms of experience, states of being.

The author was awarded the American Studies Association's Ralph Henry Gabriel Dissertation Prize in 1991 for an earlier version of this book.

Forward by Wayne Franklin