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Total Loss Farm A Year In The Life

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Author: Raymond Mungo
Publisher: Catapult
ISBN: 1940436044
Size: 61.76 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 280
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In making her selection for Pharos Editions, Dana Spiotta tells us how drawn she was by the work of Raymond Mungo. "[He] writes . . . about his own joy and his own pain, he is particularly good when he describes the land around him and how it feels on his body." Indeed, if Henry David Thoreau had downed a handful of liberty caps before penning Walden it would have read much like Mungo's Total Loss Farm, a rollicking memoir of the late 1960's back–to–the–earth movement. Written in a limber prose style formed by the tempo of the times, Mungo takes us into the cultural tsunami of a failed radical politics as it broke on the shoals of a drug–fueled personal freedom and washed inland across the farmlands of Vermont, leaving a trail of damage and redemption in its wake. Total Loss Farm attracted widespread critical and commercial attention in 1970, when the "back–to–the–land" hippie commune movement first emerged. The book's first section, "Another Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers," appeared as the cover article in the May 1970 issue of Atlantic Monthly. The hardcover first edition from Dutton was quickly followed by paperback editions from Bantam, Avon, and Madrona Publishers, keeping the book in print for several decades. Very recently, Dwight Garner in the New York Times Book Review cited Total Loss Farm as "the best and also the loopiest of the commune books."

Home Comfort Stories And Scenes Of Life On Total Loss Farm

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Author: Richard Wizansky
Publisher: Dutton Adult
ISBN: 9780841502284
Size: 46.24 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Communal living
Languages : en
Pages : 329
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Horse Drawn Yogurt

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Author: Peter Gould
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ISBN: 9781732743465
Size: 45.80 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 230
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Total Loss Farm in Guilford, Vermont, was and is a wordy place. Its hilly acres and flimsy buildings provided a refuge from a riven country, a place to grow paragraphs and stanzas, among the tilled rows of the market garden. Peter Gould's first novel Burnt Toast was a youthful exploration of this mythic turf. Peter left the farm to pursue love and work. In Horse-Drawn Yogurt, Peter returns to offer his take on how we lived in times that seem exotic, yet oddly familiar, in this second edition, with three new stories and an introduction by Vermont author Bill Schubart. Gould is eloquent, whimsical, critical, musical, magical, and tender. The new stories in this second edtion are gems with additional line drawings by the author.

My Generation

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Author: John Downton Hazlett
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299157845
Size: 26.32 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 263
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John Hazlett's engaging and insightful study of writers from the 1960s demonstrates for the first time the ways in which the idea of the generation has affected autobiographical writing in this century. Exchanging "I" for "we," autobiographers from the sixties claim to speak on behalf of all members of their generation. However, the extent to which each perspective accurately represents that generation's beliefs, values, and goals will continually be contested by competing texts and narratives. Writers whose work is addressed in My Generation include Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden, Michael Rossman, Dotson Rader, Raymond Mungo, Jane Alpert, John Bunzel, Peter Collier, David Horowitz, Joyce Maynard, David Harris, and Todd Gitlin. As Hazlett discovered, the stories these writers present are not simply straightforward accounts; instead, each is constructed with a specific political and personal agenda in an effort to define the generation's identity and the writer's own.

At Home In Nature

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Author: Rebecca Kneale Gould
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520241404
Size: 36.14 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 350
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"Gould's attention to the ironies and ambivalences that abound in the practice of homesteading provides fresh and insightful perspective."--Beth Blissman, Oberlin College "This luminously written ethnography of the worlds that homesteaders make significantly broadens our understanding of modern American religion. In richly textured descriptions of the everyday lives and work of the homesteaders with whom she lived, Gould helps us understand how the tasks of clearing land, making bread, and building a garden wall were ways of taking on the most urgent issues of meaning and ethics."--Robert A. Orsi, Harvard University "This is a fascinating, authoritative, and accessible look at one of America's most important subcultures. If you ever get around to building that cabin in the woods, or especially if you don't, you'll want this volume on the bookshelf."--Bill McKibben, author of Wandering Home: A Long Walk Across America's Most Hopeful Landscape "Rebecca Gould's compelling book on American homesteading brings the study of the religion-nature connection in the U.S. to a new place."--Catherine L. Albanese, author of Nature Religion in America: From the Algonkian Indians to the New Age "Gould provides brand new data and sheds new interpretive light on familiar figures and movements. At Home in Nature is a model of how to seamlessly blend ethnography and history."--Bron Taylor, University of Florida, editor of the Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

The Defender

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Size: 31.34 MB
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Category : Protectionism
Languages : en
Pages :
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Congressional Record

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Author: United States. Congress
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Size: 34.41 MB
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Category : Law
Languages : en
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Countercultural Communes

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Author: Gilbert Zicklin
Publisher: Praeger
ISBN:
Size: 70.27 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 198
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Case Studies In The Culture And Practice Of Communes Of Th Late 1960 S And Early 1970 S

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Author: Gilbert Zicklin
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ISBN:
Size: 66.84 MB
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Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 458
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The Profitability Of Agricultural Loans For New York State Commercial Banks

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Author: Jerry Lee Moss
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Size: 31.75 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Agricultural credit
Languages : en
Pages : 458
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