Sch-Long Shore

Jane Hollister Wheelwright, Author, Lynda Wheelwright Schmidt, With Random House (NY) $20 (202p) ISBN 978-0-87156-625-6
In this contemplative memoir, a mother and daughter who were both raised on a 39,000-acre family cattle ranch in Santa Barbara County, Calif., describe vividly and poetically the natural beauty of the land, and examine their feelings of loss when it has to be sold. Both Jungian analysts, they focus on the importance the ranch--which for them became the mother archetype--had in their own psychological development, and move on from this awareness to examine the significance unspoiled wilderness has for the human psyche in general. Their book combines nature writing at its best with deeper considerations of what the loss of wild places and separation from nature mean for all of us. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 03/04/1991
Release date: 03/01/1991
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