Textbooks Walden West Mobi Read Apps Download Among the state’s most luminous assets is August Derleth, the internationally famous author of more than 150 books, many celebrating the Midwest and its people.Walden West, reissued here for the first time since its original publication in 1961, is considered by many to be Derleth’s masterpiece. Hand of ♚August Derleth♚ Derleth was a chronicler with his ear uniquely attuned to this northern region. Hand of ♚August Derleth♚ In his Sac Prairie Saga, of whichWalden West is the crowning volume, he captures the essences of midwestern village life with his distinctive combination of narrative and prose-poetry. Hand of ♚August Derleth♚ The book is a seamless series of anecdotes, meditations, character sketches, evocations of the landscape, and celebrations of its human and animal life. Hand of ♚August Derleth♚ In sections such as “The choir of the frogs,” and “Oh, the smell of the grass,” and “Mrs. Hand of ♚August Derleth♚ Opal Kralz” we meet, in all their small-town particularity, rich symbols of America’s rural origins and experience. Hand of ♚August Derleth♚ In other sections—“The voices of the wind are endless in their variety” and “If there is one winter voice informed with wildness”—we are treated to the music of the land. Hand of ♚August Derleth♚ And in others still—”Millie Pohlmann,” “Old Mrs. Hand of ♚August Derleth♚ Block,” “The Buchenau Women”—we sample the inimitable melody the people bring to their places. Hand of ♚August Derleth♚ In all cases it is a feast. Hand of ♚August Derleth♚ Derleth himself called Walden West “an exposition on three related themes: on the persistence of memory; on the sounds and odors of the country; of Thoreau—the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” But one also comes away from these pages with a sense of the comedy and lyricism of the American rural experience, of the rootedness of its people to their land, and of the miraculous, teeming variety of the land itself. Hand of ♚August Derleth♚ It is a gift to us all that the book is now available again.
- Author≣August Derleth_Books
- Publisher≣Univ of Wisconsin Press
- ISBN 10≣9780299135942
- ISBN 13≣0299135942