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Author Roy, Sumana, author

Title How I became a tree / Sumana Roy
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, 2021


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 MELB  898.072 R8881 A24/H  AVAILABLE
Description 236 pages ; 23 cm
Summary "I was tired of speed. I wanted to live to tree time." So writes Sumana Roy at the start of "How I Became a Tree", her captivating, adventurous, and self-reflective vision of what it means to be human in the natural world. Drawn to trees' wisdom, their nonviolent way of being, their ability to cope with loneliness and pain, Roy movingly explores the lessons that writers, painters, photographers, scientists, and spiritual figures have gleaned through their engagement with trees, from Rabindranath Tagore to Tomas Transtromer, Ovid to Octavio Paz, William Shakespeare to Margaret Atwood. Her stunning meditations on forests, plant life, time, self, and the exhaustion of being human evoke the spacious, relaxed rhythms of the trees themselves. Hailed upon its original publication in India as "a love song to plants and trees" and "an ode to all that is unnoticed, ill, neglected, and yet resilient", "How I Became a Tree" blends literary history, theology, philosophy, botany, and more, and ultimately prompts readers to slow down and to imagine a reenchanted world in which humans live more like trees
Notes Originally published: India: Aleph Book Company, 2017
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 235-236
SUBJECT Roy, Sumana
Subject Trees
Human ecology
Conduct of life
Slow life movement
Genre/Form Essays.
LC no. jb2022000418
ISBN 9780300260441 (hardback)