A Son of the Middle Border
STATUS: AVAILABLE JANUARY 2007
$19.95, paper, ISBN 0-87351-565X
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A coming of age odyssey of one of the great American regionalist writers.
A classic of American realism, A Son of the Middle Border (1917) is the true coming-of-age odyssey of a farm boy who—informed by the full brute force of a homesteaders’ life on the vast unbroken prairie—would become a preeminent American writer of the early twentieth century. Pulitzer Prize–winner Hamlin Garland’s captivating autobiography recounts his journey from a rural childhood to the study of literature and the sciences in Boston, his vital connections with such inspirations as William Dean Howell, his troubles combatting a deep gambling addiction in poker circles, and eventually his reclaimed sense of identity as a writer of the Midwest’s beautiful yet hard land. This definitive book placed Garland among such regionalist writers as Willa Cather, Sherwood Anderson, and Theodore Dreiser.
About the Author
HAMLIN GARLAND (1860–1940), author of more than 40 books, is best known for his short story collection Main-Travelled Roads. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1918 and won the Pulitzer Prize for literature in 1922.
Widlflowers of the boundary waters: This is all about the Midwest and how gorgeous the countryside can be in the Fall.
History of the United States: There is so much to narrate about the history of this great country of ours, but the author manages to write in a clear and condensed form to carry the story.