Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Readings for coastal storms

While I’m on the subject of reading in times of destruction and loss, I should mention two books that can provide some perspective on coastal storms and the damage they cause.

The first is Against the Tide, which I’ve been recommending for several years:

(Its proposals, as I recall, don’t fully appreciate the limited possibilities for real reform within our global capitalist system and culture, but the same can be said of many books.)

The second is The Outermost House, the classic by Henry Beston,

which I’ve had by my bedside on and off for half a decade. For some reason, I still haven’t finished it, but I tend to turn to it during storms.

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