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A sensitive and imaginative opening to the evocative force of nature

Table of Contents

Foreword: Evocative Places
1. Translations
2. Elements
3. Winter Stories
4. Arches
5. Welkin
6. Sublimities
7. Garden Time
8. Islands
9. Caldera
10. Thalassic Surfaces
11. Lightlines
12. Ascent
13. Earthbound
14. Silence
15. Storm at Dusk
16. Solstitial Fires
17. Ancient Memories
18. Chora
19. Descent
20. At Sea
21. Mountain Spectacle
22. Lumen Naturale
23. Mountain Time
24. Of Stone
25. Protractive Places
26. Visible Elements
27. Cascata
28. Quiet Visibility
29. Shelterings
30. A Little Night Music
31. Beyond the Narrows
32. Force

About the Author

John Sallis is Frederick J. Adelmann, S.J. Professor of Philosophy at Boston College. He is author of Force of Imagination (IUP, 2000) and On Translation (IUP, 2002).


"Philosophers have become increasingly concerned with the places and spaces of our Earth. They are finally coming to acknowledge their situatedness, and to be grateful for it. Sallis's wonderful book evokes in word and image the power of places that bring him--and now us--to think, feel, imagine, and write." --David Farrell Krell, DePaul University

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