Going Home

Going Home Like his contemporaries Robert Bringhurst Ronald Wright Dennis Lee Don McKay and Jan Zwicky Tim Lilburn has long been a deep thinker on issues of ecology and writing and on how the two fit toget

  • Title: Going Home
  • Author: Tim Lilburn
  • ISBN: 9780887847851
  • Page: 330
  • Format: Paperback
  • Like his contemporaries Robert Bringhurst, Ronald Wright, Dennis Lee, Don McKay, and Jan Zwicky, Tim Lilburn has long been a deep thinker on issues of ecology and writing, and on how the two fit together philosophically, morally, and ethically.In Going Home, Lilburn addresses how we relate often uneasily to our physical landscape in Canada and the United States.RetrievinLike his contemporaries Robert Bringhurst, Ronald Wright, Dennis Lee, Don McKay, and Jan Zwicky, Tim Lilburn has long been a deep thinker on issues of ecology and writing, and on how the two fit together philosophically, morally, and ethically.In Going Home, Lilburn addresses how we relate often uneasily to our physical landscape in Canada and the United States.Retrieving an almost lost strand in the Western intellectual tradition the erotic, contemplative strand, from Plato to John Cassian to the Areopagite Lilburn traces a history of eros and desire in the hope that this exercise and its awakening can lead us home to a full residence in North America Surprising and enlightening, the collection finishes with two unforgettable personal essays, where Lilburn writes about his effort to enact desire in the place where his ancestors are buried, the flatlands and coulees of southern Saskatchewan.

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    About “Tim Lilburn

    • Tim Lilburn

      Tim Lilburn is the author of six books of poetry, including the Governor Generals Award winning collection Kill Site He is also the author of a book of essays, Living in the World as if It Were Home, and the editor of two anthologies, Thinking and Singing and Poetry and Knowing.



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    • This second collection of essays by Tim Lilburn takes its point of departure from George Grant's Technology and Empire. Grant says that European-descended North Americans are doomed to ever be at home here; our home-building here was based on violent colonialism and subjugation, and we perpetuate this legacy today. Our ideologies, our philosophies, religions, well never allow us to sink into this place, because they are not of here: they are of elsewhere, and therefore will always separate us fr [...]


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