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Hollow and Home: A History of Self and Place by E. Fred Carlisle

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This innovative book flows as memoir, but digresses often into deeper musings not only about the role of place in self-development but even about the role of architecture. Carlisle considers the writings of Edward Casey, Yi-Fu Tuan, Withold Rybczynski and others. He grew up in Clover Hollow in Virginia until the age of ten when he moved to Delaware, Ohio, but returned to Virginia to become Provost at Virginia Tech and to live in the mountains nearby. “Open, direct, economical, and vividly honest.” – Joseph A. Amato.

Morgantown: West Virginia University Press, 2017. 199 pages with an Index, Notes, and Sources, and photos and illustrations. Trade paperback