Upstream: Selected Essays
... of prose. This group (19 essays
, 16 from previous collections) is a distillation of sorts. Born of two "blessings—the natural world, and the world of writing
: literature," it partakes ... the water, then leaping again, toothy, terrible, lashed by hunger"). When the world of writing
enters, currently unfashionable 19th-century writers emerge—Percy Shelley, William Wordsworth, William James—in readings ...