Is the pastoral arcadia of the country life far from derivatives and emissions and the other excreta of our modern cities all that it’s cracked up to be? Two new memoirs give readers who don’t want to stir from their armchairs to take up farming an insider’s look.
A new book by Brenda Wineapple sheds light on the little-known relationship of the reclusive genius poet with one of America’s most fervent radicals.
Posted on Sep 11, 2008
Jane Ciabattari is president of the National Book Critics Circle and author of the short story collection “Stealing the Fire” (2002). Her work has appeared in the New York Times, The Guardian, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Columbia Journalism Review, Ms. magazine, KGB Bar Lit, Verbsap, Literary Mama.com, The North American Review and elsewhere.