In the Company of Light

In the Company of Light

by John Hay

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Overview

"One of the most daring of contemporary writers in the genre."
-Norton Anthology of Nature Writing

"[Hay's] books about Cape Cod belong in the company of Thoreau, Donald Culross Peattie, Henry Beston, and Rachel Carson."
-Robert Taylor, The Boston Globe

"Hay's new book, published in his 83rd year, is autumnal in spirit and in substance. . . . The essence of this enterprise is a kind of prayer, eloquent and deeply felt."
-Richard Todd, Civilization

"[Hay] is, to my mind, without question this country's greatest living nature writer. . . . He writes out of such a profoundly poetic impulse that he cannot help but produce prose of a high literary order."
-Robert Finch, The Cape Codder

"Hay loses himself in details, describing the minute play of light through grasses, the reflection of a water bug on the rocks of a stream bottom, the fungi on fallen trees that begin to glow with an eerie luminescence. . . . [He] is not only the observer of what most of us don't see, but of what we may never get a chance to see."
-David Cline, Hartford Advocate

"In the Company of Light shares with considerable humility the well-honed insights of a man rich in the wisdom of age and observation of nature."
-Nancy Grape, Maine Sunday Telegram

John Hay is author of The Great Beach (winner of the John Burroughs Prize), The Run, and A Beginner's Faith in Things Unseen, among many other books. He lives in Brewster, on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, and in Bremen, Maine.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807085394
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 04/28/1999
Series: Concord Library Series
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

John Hay is author of The Great Beach (winner of the John Burroughs Prize), The Run, and A Beginner's Faith in Things Unseen, among many other books. He lives in Brewster, on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, and in Bremen, Maine.

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