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The place is the middle border, the Midwest borderland remembered in the writings of Hamlin Garland Richard Quinneys autobiographical essays begin with his birth and early years on the family farm in southern Wisconsin, continue through a lifetime of movement away from the farm, and document a return to the farm Along the way, there are the tales of the years of living and writing in a prairie town across the border In the most recent telling, Quinney is still moving between town and country But it is always to the farm on the middle border that he returns Autobiographical reflection allows the narrator to move in time and space across a geographical landscape The impulse to write autobiographically is to know the present and, at the same time, to apprehend what is yet to be Lives are saved and renewed in the telling of these tales Such is the good fortune of the storyteller....

Title : Tales from the Middle Border (Borderland Books)
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ISBN : 0976878135
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : Borderland Books 1 edition January 14, 2008
Number of Pages : 200 pages
File Size : 699 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Tales from the Middle Border (Borderland Books) Reviews

  • Paul M. Buhle
    2019-04-10 02:23

    Richard Quinney has spent a lifetime getting "here," back home to a Wisconsin farm, and the degree of reflection is lovely for the reader; his way of understanding the region of Wisconsin is in the best traditions of literary regionalism; and his sensitivity to ecological and social themes informs without ever becoming didadtic. The photos are gorgeous and can be gazed at again and again. This is a terribly charming book.