By William Conlogue
Conlogue refutes the severe tendency to regard farm-centered texts as pastorals, arguing that such an method overlooks the varied methods those works discover human relationships to the land. His readings of works by means of Willa Cather, Ruth convenience Mitchell, John Steinbeck, Luis Valdez, Ernest Gaines, Jane Smiley, Wendell Berry, and others exhibit that, via agricultural narratives, authors have addressed such wide-ranging topics because the effect of expertise on humans and land, altering gender roles, environmental destruction, and the exploitation of migrant employees. briefly, Conlogue deals clean views on how writers confront concerns whose web site is the farm yet whose influence reaches each nook of yankee society.
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Working the Garden: American Writers and the Industrialization of Agriculture (Studies in Rural Culture) by William Conlogue