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Reproduced from the 1948 edition of The Home Place, the Bison Book edition brings back into print an important early work by one of the most highly regarded of contemporary American Writers. This account in first-person narrative and photographs of the one-day visit of Clyde Muncy to "the home place" at Lone Tree, Nebraska, has been called "as near to a new fiction form as you could get." Both prose and pictures are homely: worn linoleum, an old man's shoes, well-used kitchen utensils, and weathered siding. Muncy's journey of discovery takes the measure of the man he has become and of what he has left behind.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780803282520
ISBN-10: 0803282524
Format: Paperback
(5182mm x 3404mm x 14mm)
Pages: 178
Imprint: University of Nebraska Press
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-1968
Country of Publication: United States


US Kirkus Review » A quick shifting montage of emotions, characters, incidents, situations, conversations, as a small family comes from New York to Lone Tree, the husband's birthplace in Nebraska. Clyde is caught up in the family's crosscurrents, his wife interested only in living and not caring where it is, the children causing confusion by their ignorance of country life. It is through the discussions of the Croppers and the Mineys, the tracing of family history and gossip, the meetings with relatives long unseen, the recalled incidents of childhood that the pattern of a family's life is worked out, the character of a family developed. The text will be illustrated with a photograph facing each page so that the day that encompasses the story will have a pictorial accompaniment. This should make it of a more specialized nature than as straight fiction and heighten the quality of farm and family life, and provide a somewhat experimental venture. (Kirkus Reviews)

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Author Biography - Dorothy Thomas

Born in 1910 in Central City, Nebraska, Wright Morris wrote thirty-three books, including Field of Vision, which won the National Book Award. He died in 1998. John Hollander, Sterling Professor of English at Yale University, is a poet, critic, and the author of many books including The Gazer's Spirit.

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