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Silton Seasons From the Diary of a Countryman R. D. Symons Hardcover Book
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Silton Seasons From the Diary of a Countryman R. D. Symons Hardcover Book
Silton Seasons From the Diary of a Countryman R. D. Symons Hardcover Book
Silton Seasons From the Diary of a Countryman R. D. Symons Hardcover Book
Silton Seasons From the Diary of a Countryman R. D. Symons Hardcover Book

Silton Seasons From the Diary of a Countryman R. D. Symons Hardcover Book

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Silton Seasons, From the Diary of a Countryman, by R. D. Symons, author of The Broken Snare. This hardcover book includes dust jacket. Book does not appear to have been opened (still stiff when opened). No tears or writing.

In the timeless spirit of Thoreau's Walden, R. D. Symons has written a loving account of the virtues of a life spent close to the soil and a provocative commentary on the "advantages" of modern urban society.
After an active life as a cowboy, game warden, and rancher in Canada's vast heartland, Symons retired to the small village of Silton, Saskatchewan, to draw and write about the land he loved so dearly. Here he tells of the simple joys of his new home, recording month by month the changes in the landscape before his study window and in the living things in the fields around him. With rustic stateliness he observes the land being plowed, then sowed, then undergoing all the stages through harvest and winter that bring it back to plowing again, while all around nature's wild creatures go through their own wonderous cycles of fertility.
But Silton Seasons is much more than simply a record of natural events, for Symons was a man of strong opinions and he sprinkled them freely throughout. Each chapter is full of short essays on subjects as varied as the need for vigiland armies in peacetime, the unemotional nature of Anglo-Saxons, the plight of the North American Indian, and the horrible effects of the cursed Snowmobile. Few readers will agree with everything Symons says, but everyone will respect the sincerity and force of his main argument - that our rapidly urbanizing society is losing more than it knows by destroying the old way of life of the countryman.

This book is copyrighted 1975 (to Hope Symons), though the author died in 1973. It was printed in the USA, and is ISBN 0385075294
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