Tuesday, October 9, 2012


About Horizon's Lens: My Time on the Turning World:

In a lyrical memoir and meditation on the nature of time and place, Elizabeth Dodd explores a variety of landscapes, reading the records left by inhabitants and by time itself. In spring in the Yuc√°tan peninsula, she marks the equinox among the ruins of the Maya. In summer in the Orkney Islands, she considers linguistic and historic connections with Icelandic sagas. In tallgrass country in the fall, she observes bison and black-footed ferrets returning to their ancestral landscape. In winter in the canyons of the Ancestral Puebloans, she notes the standstill positions of the sun and the moon. Ranging across continents and millennia, Dodd examines how people have inscribed the concept of time into their physical environments, through rock art, standing stones, and the alignment of buildings on the landscape. (From elizabethdodd.com )

A Kansas State University professor, Dodd is a University Distinguished Professor. She will be reading from Horizon's Lens and signing at 5:30-7 pm on Wednesday, October 10 at Claflin Books and Copies, 1814 Claflin Road.


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