Women, Animals, and Vegetables

Women, Animals, and Vegetables

Essays and Stories

Book - 1994
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Nearly twenty years ago, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Maxine Kumin transplanted her urban family to an overgrown New Hampshire farm. Her latest prose work, a graceful and appealing blend of ten essays and eight stories, grew from the exertions and exhilarations of country living.
Now a consummate horsewoman, Kumin here revels in the long-awaited birth of a foal; the rehabilitation of an abused mare; and such daily pleasures as the antics of Rilke, "the Poet's Dog," and the tactile beauty of home-grown vegetables. Kumin also muses on the process of writing, as inspired by the natural rhythms of farm life.
Her stories, always underscored by a profound attachment to the natural world, focus subtly on personal relationships - as between a young naturalist and her widowed father; or a love affair between a hunter and a radical environmentalist. Full of anecdote and advice, love and grief, these pieces showcase one of our most versatile and deeply passionate writers.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 1994.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780393036558
Branch Call Number: 814 KUMIN
Malden on order 5/94
Characteristics: 299 pages ; 23 cm


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