By John Branson
“Dick Proenneke can have been brief in stature, yet he stood potent tall within the hearts and minds of every person who knew him.” —Jay Hammond, former governor of Alaska
Richard L. Proenneke—a modern day Henry David Thoreau—built a cabin in dual Lakes, Alaska, throughout the spring of 1968, sparking thirty years of private development within which he spent the vast majority of his time strengthening his courting with the desolate tract round him. Following within the footsteps of One Man’s Wilderness, a vintage booklet compiling the various mountain man’s journals, More Readings from One Man’s Wilderness chronicles Proenneke’s studies with animals, the weather, park viewers, and observations he made whereas mountain climbing in Lake Clark nationwide Park and safeguard. A grasp woodcraftsman, a mechanical genius, a tireless hiker with a willing eye, and a journalist, Proenneke’s lifestyles at dual Lakes has encouraged millions of readers for decades.
Editor John Branson—a longtime pal of Proenneke’s and a park historian—ensures that Proenneke’s journals from 1974–1980 are saved fullyyt intact. His colloquial writing isn't replaced or altered, yet Branson’s footnotes make his global extra approachable by way of supplying a history for names and areas that can have differently been unknown. Any reader with a love for conservation and true-life desolate tract narratives will definitely recognize and savor Proenneke’s stories of residing within the wild. fifty seven colour illustrations
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There are of course some questions of interpretation for which authorship matters a great deal, either throughout the corpus or in relation to particular speeches. To speak of Lysias’ style, or his use of narrative, argument, or characterisation, for instance, is to presuppose that we have succeeded in identifying which of the speeches are genuinely the work of Lysias. As far as individual speeches are concerned, I have suggested elsewhere that Lysias’ status as metic and his background as (arguably) a war proﬁteer115 makes it important at least to ask what part he played in the composition of Lys.
170–176, though there are political overtones in the latter case. 119 Lys. frag. 285a, citing a word which is not found in our texts of Isok. 17 (cf. following note). 120 Thus Dover (1968: 14), who argues for scribal confusion, with the author of the hypotheses knowing there was a speech under this title by Lysias but erroneously summarising that of Isokrates. 121 Compare the praise lavished on the young Isokrates in comparison to Lysias (Phaedrus 278e8– 279b3). It is possible to read it as a straight compliment, but given the likely composition date (cf.
11 summarises Lys. 10. He has however highlighted some odd features in Lys. 15 which may represent misunderstandings of the point at issue (Dover 1968: 166), in which case it could be a rhetorical exercise. For epitomes, see p. 541 below. 88 It is of course possible—I owe this suggestion to Michael Gagarin—that a loose grouping by subject (possibly by Kallimakhos, cf. p. 26 below) might have come ﬁrst, followed only later by a systematic catalogue employing technical procedural terms, in which case the looser thematic clusters outlined here might reﬂect a different stage in this hypothetical process of classiﬁcation from the putatively procedural groups analysed in the previous paragraph.