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The lonely other : a woman watching America

The Lonely Other chronicles the life of a woman constantly facing new amazements. In "Wound Chevy at Wounded Knee" (Best of the Best American Essays [1994]) Diana Hume Georgia recounts how she lived a trapped and futile life as a white teenage bride on an Indian reservation. As an adult she confronts drunken hunters outside her isolated cabin; she faces her fear of heights by climbing in the White Mountains; she unflinchingly delves into her long-standing engagement with Anne Sexton's poetry, and into her own father's suicide. Always she wonders: Can women learn to travel alone, on roads and in their daily lives, without fear
Print Book, English, ©1996
University of Illinois Press, Urbana, ©1996
xxii, 252 pages ; 23 cm.
9780252065347, 0252065344
Love lost on the road
Wounded Chevy at Wounded Knee
The bear within at Yellowstone
Losing time at Lamar
Sex and death at Devil Canyon
Disrupting the gaze, or how I turned chicken
Women in the woods
Words you have heard, in a language you might know
A woman rallying for the road
The road to St. Mary's
The beach as nursery
Coming to my father's house : Anne Sexton's island god
Preface : wearing a human face
The lonely other
Sacred space, igneous privacies
Mississippi harvesters
Cactus, poetry, dung beetles, and wild pigs
Alamogordo and White Sands
The hermit of omigod hotsprings
Brain-dead and big-chilled in Southern California
The history of the world according to Andrew Joseph Picard
Froot loops in Yosemite
Thinking toward Georgia
Dreaming the breasts
Wounded knee at Bondcliff
Attitude matters : a woman alone with light
Blowing in the wind
Easter morning meditation 1994
Through Purgatory to the silence of the lambs
Seeing mindfulness : a walking meditation