Sarah Orne Jewett

SnakTattered but still lovely

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Sarah Orne Jewett

1MarthaJeanne
apr 24, 2016, 1:59 am

The country of the pointed firs

This is a lovely piece of writing. I just read it from Gutenberg.

2Sakerfalcon
apr 24, 2016, 2:54 am

I love SOJ's writing, and Country of the Pointed Firs is especially beautiful. You feel as though you are on the Maine coast with the author enjoying a gentle summer.

3asurbanipal
Redigeret: apr 30, 2021, 12:06 pm

I discovered this book in Poland. I'm always interested in provincial settings, nature, trees. I had a physical copy in my hands at a library. Generally, older American literature is better than people think. It was strongly set in the landscape, which was being 'terraformed.'

4fuzzi
maj 25, 2021, 7:28 am

>3 asurbanipal: if you can find them, I highly recommend two authors that would probably interest you:

James Oliver Curwood writes about northwest North America, late 1800s, early 1900s. I like how he writes, knowing the wilderness and the people of the time. He was a conservationist way before the movement, and it shows in his compositions.

Anne Bosworth Greene wrote about living on a farm in New England, including two "pony" books that work well as either a child or adult read. I loved The Lone Winter which is a journal of sorts about her first winter living alone on a Vermont farm. You can find her books fairly cheaply online if not locally Here's an example of her writing:

"There was another mountain to go over today; a charming road, leading up through golden woods flecked with sunlight, while a clear brook dashed along, dodging great mossy boulders and giving silver leaps down its many waterfalls. Sometimes you find a brook that seems dull and out of humor, lurking swampily behind muddy-footed alders, or making its sullen way through a bog, but this one was specially filled with mountain joy and raced along, laughing and splashing, while families of golden ferns lighted its brown pools."

5asurbanipal
maj 26, 2021, 8:17 am

I'm in Poland, and Curwood was well-known here. The other author not at all, I have never heard her name either.

6asurbanipal
Redigeret: maj 26, 2021, 8:18 am

duplicate post