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Lopez, Barry Holstun 1945-

Works: 203 works in 595 publications in 10 languages and 23,446 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Miscellanea  Encyclopedias  Folklore  Biography  Short stories  Interviews  Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Photographer
Classifications: PS3562.O67, 508.98
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Most widely held works about Barry Holstun Lopez
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Arctic dreams : imagination and desire in a northern landscape by Barry Holstun Lopez( Book )
69 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For better readers, an account of the history, ecology, and mystique of the arctic region
Of wolves and men by Barry Holstun Lopez( Book )
24 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the wolf and its mythology
Home ground : language for an American landscape by Barry Holstun Lopez( Book )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author asked 45 poets and writers to define terms that describe America's land and water forms; phrases like flatiron, bayou, monadnock, kiss tank, meander bar, and everglade. The result is a major enterprise comprising over 850 descriptions, 100 line drawings, and 70 quotations from works by Willa Cather, Truman Capote, John Updike, Cormac McCarthy, and others. Carefully researched and written by talents such as Barbara Kingsolver, Lan Samantha Chang, Robert Hass, Terry Tempest Williams, Jon Krakauer, Gretel Ehrlich, Luis Alberto Urrea, Antonya Nelson, Charles Frazier, Linda Hogan, and Bill McKibben, this text is a composite portrait of the landscape. At the heart of this expansive work is a community of writers in service to their country, emphasizing a language that suggests the vastness and mystery that lie beyond our everyday words
Crow and Weasel by Barry Holstun Lopez( Book )
16 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A brilliantly written and totally original New World adventure" (Jean Craighead George), about two young men of the Northern Plains "who undertake a journey through unexplored wilderness to the tundra and back" ("The New Yorker")
Crossing open ground by Barry Holstun Lopez( Book )
20 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Crossing open ground, Barry Lopez's distinguished collection of essays, the bond between mankind and the land and man's heartbreaking betrayal of that bond are revealed once again within the broad context of Lopez's vision."--Jacket
Giving birth to Thunder, sleeping with his daughter : Coyote builds North America by Barry Holstun Lopez( Book )
22 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the most enduring characters in Native American mythology comes boldly and brilliantly alive in sixty-eight tales of magic and wonder from National Book Award-winning author Barry LopezAccording to Native American legend, Old Man Coyote created the earth and humankind, arranged the heavens, and brought fire and death to the world. Cunning and canny, he is a trickster, a devil, a warrior, a lover, and a fool. A magical creature of insatiable appetites, he is forever scheming, yet finds all too often that his ingenious intrigues are ultimately turned back upon himself. In Giving Birth to
Resistance by Barry Holstun Lopez( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the National Book Award-winning author of Arctic Dreams, a highly charged, stunningly original work of fiction'a passionate response to the changes shaping our country today. In nine fictional testimonies, men and women who have resisted the mainstream and who are now suddenly "parties of interest" to the government tell their stories.A young woman in Buenos Aires watches bitterly as her family dissolves in betrayal and illness, but chooses to seek a new understanding of compassion rather than revenge. A carpenter traveling in India changes his life when he explodes in an act of violence out of proportion to its cause. The beginning of the end of a man's lifelong search for coherence is sparked by a Montana grizzly. A man blinded in the war in Vietnam wrestles with the implications of his actions as a soldier'and with innocence, both lost and regained.Punctuated with haunting images by acclaimed artist Alan Magee, Resistance is powerful fiction with enormous significance for our times. From the Trade Paperback edition
Light action in the Caribbean : stories by Barry Holstun Lopez( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the author of the National Book Award-winning "Arctic Dreams" comes a masterful new collection of stories. Moving, tender, and demonstrating an extraordinary range, this major work of short fiction is by a writer at the top of his form
Field notes : the grace note of the canyon wren by Barry Holstun Lopez( Book )
18 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twelve stories on man and nature. In Homecoming, wild flowers make an estranged husband return to his wife, in Introduction: Within Birds' Hearing, a man lost in the desert finds water thanks to a wren, and Perryland is on the need for a hunter to pray after the kill so the animal's soul can find another body. By the author of Arctic Dreams
Winter count by Barry Holstun Lopez( Book )
17 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A magnificent collection of short fiction by one of America's most original and acclaimed literary authors'haunting and beautiful tales of spiritual mystery and earthly truth Barry Lopez, the National Book Award'winning author of Arctic Dreams, has written eloquently on what it means to be human, taking the demands and gifts of the natural world as a frame and setting for his far-reaching narratives. In this evocative and unforgettable collection of stories, he carries the reader from desert to prairie, from countryside to city streets, in pursuit of the urgent experiences that come with the questioning life. These stories follow a determined explorer's search for a vanished river in Nebraska; convey the strange death song of a doomed white buffalo herd; and share a mystic's vision of the universe, revealed in a whirling pattern of levitating stones. Whether describing a life-changing encounter on an empty Caribbean beach or an unexpected wonder on a snowy New York evening, Winter Count is an affecting and enduring collection that will stay with the reader long after the final page. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Barry Lopez including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection
Desert notes : reflections in the eye of a raven by Barry Holstun Lopez( Book )
13 editions published between 1976 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Here, for the first time in one volume, are two of Lopez's masterpieces, River Notes and Desert Notes. From the thundering power of the river's swift current, to the stillness of clear freshwater pools to desert springs, birds and wind, and rattlesnakes ... and the terrible intrusion of man, Lopez allows us to share moments of intense personal experience as man tries to come to terms with the Earth's landscape, and with his own existence."--Back cover
The rediscovery of North America by Barry Holstun Lopez( Book )
11 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Five hundred years ago an Italian whose name, translated into English, meant Christopher Dove, came to America and began a process not of discovery, but incursion -- "a ruthless, angry search for wealth" that continues to the present day. This provocative and superbly written book gives a true assessment of Columbus's legacy while taking the first steps toward its redemption. Even as he draws a direct line between the atrocities of Spanish conquistadors and the ongoing pillage of our lands and waters, Barry Lopez challenges us to adopt an ethic that will make further depredations impossible. The Rediscovery of North America is a ringingly persuasive call for us, at long last, to make this country our home. From the Trade Paperback edition
River notes : the dance of herons by Barry Holstun Lopez( Book )
8 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lopez takes us to a country where a nameless river flows through an animated world of herons, bears, and human beings
Barry Lopez ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In his books Arctic Dreams, Of Wolves and Men and Crossing Open Ground, Barry Lopez eloquently explores man's sense of his place in the natural world, the intrinsic power of the landscape and human involvement with wild animals. In a reading that took place on Oct. 5, 1992, in Los Angeles, Barry Lopez reads his essay Rediscovery of North America and talks with Michael Silverblatt"--Container
The future of nature : writing on a human ecology from Orion magazine ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vintage Lopez by Barry Holstun Lopez( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Barry Lopez is an explorer of the relationship between humanity and nature, one he limns in prose as beautiful as it is economical. His essays and short fiction have appeared everywhere from Outside to Harper's and The Paris Review." "Vintage Lopez is divided into two parts, nonfiction and fiction. It includes "Landscape and Narrative", the prologue to Arctic Dreams; and the classic short stories "The Entreaty of the Wiideema" and "The Mappist"." "Also included, for the first time in book form, the essay "The Naturalist"."--BOOK JACKET
Outside : six short stories by Barry Holstun Lopez( Book )
3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"These six stories offer insight into the relationships between humans and animals, creativity and beauty, and life and death. Barry Moser's eleven layered engravings provide a meditative experience that parallels Lopez's complex sense of our relationship to nature"--"Provided by publisher"
Lessons from the wolverine by Barry Holstun Lopez( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young airplane mechanic in Alaska has always felt drawn to wolverine through his dreams. By chance, he meets an old villager who leads him to a wolverine stronghold in the Ruby Mountains. "Here the young man enters the dream landscape of two wolverine, and receives from them the first lessons he will use to shape his adult life."--Jacket
Galápagos by Nathan Farb( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alan Magee : paintings, sculpture, graphics by Alan Magee( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Audience level: 0.26 (from 0.07 for Crow and W ... to 1.00 for The image ...)
Alternative Names
Holstun Lopez, Barry 1945-
Lopez, Barry.
Lopez, Barry 1945-
Lopez, Barry H. 1945-
Lopez, Barry Holstun 1945-
Lopez Holstun, Barry 1945-...
باري لوبيز، 1945-
ロペス, バリー・ホルスタン
English (286)
German (18)
Japanese (9)
Italian (7)
Arabic (3)
Dutch (3)
Finnish (2)
Swedish (2)
Norwegian (2)
French (1)