The Man Who Planted Trees

Jean Giono (Author)
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Description

In his wonderful story of Elzeard Bouffier, an imaginary yet wholly believable shepherd, Jean Giono perhaps hoped to inspire a reafforestation programme that would renew the whole earth. The story opposes the tree-planter, the earthhusband, to the makers of war. At the same time it shows us all that is best in man's relationship with nature - both parable and manual - and with his fellow man. For Giono, nature is a living force in which man can rediscover the depth and harmony he has lost in urban life. Michael McCurdy's beautiful woodcuts, which accompany the text, have helped establish this book as a unique edition of a unique and inspiring story for all times. When a Guardian survey recently revealed what writers would have liked to have written, War Horse author Michael Morpurgo plumped for this extraordinary title. The Man Who Planted Trees is now long establised as a literary, and enviromental classic.

Product Details

Price
£6.95  £6.46
Publisher
Peter Owen Publishers
Publish Date
1 December 2008
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780720613346

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