In ‘Horizon,’ Considering All That Is Connected ~ Barry Lopez new work … NPR

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Writer Barry Lopez Reflects On A Life Traveling Beyond The ‘Horizon’

Author Barry Lopez has made a career out of writing about his travels to far-flung parts of the globe. His new book Horizon focuses on six places that have shaped his understanding of the world.

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Review by GENEVIEVE VALENTINE

A Barry Lopez book is never a quick read: “Each place on Earth goes deep.”

Of course, deftly sketched landscapes are one of his chief delights — and Horizon, suspended halfway between travelogue and memoir, offers plenty of them. But Lopez — who often chronicles himself wandering from one landscape to another, or away from the group he’s journeying with, or away from the initial reason for coming to a place — wants us, above all else, to consider. To find context and…

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