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This House of Sky: Landscapes of a Western Mind.

Doig, Ivan.

Verlag: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich., New York., 1978
ISBN 10: 015190054X / ISBN 13: 9780151900541
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Titel: This House of Sky: Landscapes of a Western ...

Verlag: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich., New York.

Erscheinungsdatum: 1978

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: Very Good

Signiert: Signed by Author(s)

Auflage: 3rd printing.


A very good copy in a very good dustjacket. Library of Congress #78-53897 8vo. 314 pp. Quarter green cloth over tan speckled boards, black spine title. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 280849

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Inhaltsangabe: Masterfully crafted with lyrical and haunting language, Doig's memoir remains an enduring classic, a story to be savored by anyone who has ever loved a parent or been shaped by the land around them.

This House of Sky is the moving chronicle of Ivan Doig's youth growing up in Montana. At age six, his mother died, leaving his father, rancher and cowboy, Charlie Doig, and maternal grandmother, the stalwart Bessie Ringer, to raise him. Times were hard; work was difficult; poverty always shadowed them. But drawing on their strong love and gritty determination, they find the strength to withstand these difficult circumstances. They are, Doig reflects, relics of an earlier time and a different lifestyle—uncomplaining, unquestioning, accepting the western land with all its hardships and beauty.


A haunting, magnificently written memoir by Ivan Doig about growing up in the American West


Ivan Doig grew up in the rugged wilderness of western Montana among the sheepherders and denizens of small-town saloons and valley ranches. What he deciphers from his past with piercing clarity is not only a raw sense of land and how it shapes us but also of the ties to our mothers and fathers, to those who love us, and our inextricable connection to those who shaped our values in our search for intimacy, independence, love, and family. A powerfully told story, This House of Sky is at once especially American and universal in its ability to awaken a longing for an explicable past.

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