Upstream Summary
Oliver, Mary

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Upstream Overview

Upstream is a selection of Mary Oliver's essays, including many about her walks by the forests and ponds near her home in Provincetown. The others are literary analyses of Emerson, Poe, and Whitman's writing as well as some personal anecdotes. Oliver explores transcendentalism and shares the influence of her favorite writers on her creative process.