Philadelphia Inquirer // Review of Collected Essays on Evolution, Nature, and the Cosmos by Loren Eiseley
November 27, 2016
My review of the Collected Essays on Evolution, Nature, and the Cosmos by Loren Eiseley ran in the Philadelphia Inquirer on 11/25/16.
“The Library of America edition comes at a great time. Perhaps, at long last, we can understand what Loren Eiseley spent his life attempting to tell us: ‘Perpetually, now, we search and bicker and disagree. The eternal form eludes us – the shape we conceive as ours. Perhaps the old road through the marsh should tell us. We are one of many appearances of the thing called Life; we are not its perfect image, for it has no image except Life, and life is multitudinous and emergent in the stream of time.'”