It amazes me how easily and perfectly Sullivan is able to portray the Meadowlands as a type of sacred wilderness area. I bet people drive by the Meadowlands on their way to work every day and never think of them as beautiful, valuable or worth writing a book about. But Sullivan uses a language and a style that, as Amanda pointed out, describe/portray the Meadowlands in a natural sense, similar to the way Abbey speaks of the Arches. He uses terms that people would normally use in reference to nature, animals, plants and everything else that we associate with wilderness that is untouched and un-altered by man. Sullivan brings out the beauty in the Meadowlands and other such places. I’ll admit that before reading this book I would have been one of those people who’d drive through the Meadowlands and think nothing of them. I feel enlightened. I may be jumping all around my point, or I may over-explaining…I never can tell.
The Meadowlands is a book that should definitely remain one of the books for this course. I also think it should always be the book that Krygier presents, because it relates very well to his idea of sublime/sacred/wilderness.