Naked by Susan Zakin
Writers Uncover the Way We Live on Earth

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Through works of fiction, narrative nonfiction, and memoir, this energetic anthology addresses issues that concern us today: genetic research, globalization, technology, urban alienation, suburban sprawl, immigration, animal rights, colonialism, wilderness preservation, and much more. Naked is no gentle ode to the natural world. With politically charged rants, outrageous personal journeys, and fiction that shocks and challenges, Naked updates the passionate environmentalism of Edward Abbey and his generation. Contributors include T. C. Boyle, Klaus Kinski, Charles Bowden, A. L. Kennedy, Bruce Chatwin, and many others.

About Susan Zakin

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Susan Zakin's work has been published in The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, Mother Jones, Field and Stream, Outdoor Life, Vogue, and She calls Tucson, AZ home, but currently lives in New Orleans.
Published March 24, 2004 by Basic Books. 256 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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This collection from essays, short stories, fragments of longer works, and now and then a wispy glimpse of acerbic correspondence between writers seems as scrambled as it is fascinating.

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Naked brings together thirty-one pieces by writers who examine and challenge the way people live with our environment.

May 01 2004 | Read Full Review of Naked: Writers Uncover the Wa...

Far from a collection of pretty calendar images, Naked often scrapes the bottom of that which is the human experience, yet, at times, alludes to the highest qualities in our nature.

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(So far as I can determine, Mencken made up the unfortunate Atharippus.) While his formal education stopped after high school, Mencken was surprisingly cultivated and widely read.

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