|In these nine evocative essays, Barbara Hurd
explores the seductive allure of bogs, swamps, and wetlands.
Hurd's forays into the land of carnivorous plants, swamp gas, and bog
men provide fertile ground for rich thoughts about mythology,
literature, Eastern spirituality, and human longing. In her
observations of these muddy environments, she finds ample metaphor for
human creativity, imagination, and fear.
This is the first volume in a trilogy that concludes with Entering the Stone
and Walking the Wrack Line.
Stirring the Mud
Swamps, Bogs, and Human Imagination
University of Georgia Press,