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Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions The Copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyright material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction not be "used for any purposes other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.
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The Wild Man, we could also say, represents the positive side of male sexuality. The hair that covers his whole body is natural t?x>D jL 41ooL. .. :f- (V)ClI\. ~~S I <t1fL~+ o.-L: ffcid,0cVl- We:s) e,-\ \ q qD . The Wound by the King's Men I 223 ()CJ.J - yi ~1-. apologies or explanations. Little dances are helpful in the middle of an argument as are completely incomprehensible haikus spoken loudly while in church or while buying furniture. Rudeness and sarcasm may be savage, but the unexpected is not savage. When the Wild Man has been preserved inside, a man also feels a genuine friendliness toward the wildness in nature. A Con- cord woman set down a description ofEmerson, Hawthorne, and Thoreau ice skating. Emerson leaned forward as if breasting the wind, Hawthorne skated like an immensely calm statue, and Tho- reau gave little leaps and pirouettes constantly. Gerard Manley Hopkins, always making unexpected sounds, said: What would the world be, once bereft Ofwet and of wilderness? Let them be left, o let them be left, wildness and wet; Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet. Thoreau said, "In literature it is only the wild that attracts us." It is the Wild Man who is protecting the Spotted Owl. The Wild Man is the male protector ofthe earth. I think we arc remembering the Wild Man now-and women arc remembering the Wild Woman and other Invigorators-be- cause men and women need now, more than ever in history, to protect the eartll, its creatures, the waters, the air, tlle mountains, the trees, the wilderness. Moreover, when we develop the inner Wild Man, he keeps track of the wild animals inside us, and warns us when tlley arc liable to become extinct. The Wild One in you is that one which is willing to leave tlle busy life, and able to be called away. The strong leaves ofthe box-elder tree, Plunging in the wind, call us to disappear Into the wilds ofthe universe, Where we shall sit at the foot of a plant, And live forever, like the dust. Inside this clay jug there ar, mountains And the maker ofcan ns and pine mountains. All seven oceans are nside,
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2009 for the course GER 250 taught by Professor Jenkins during the Fall '08 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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