Robert Penn Warren pronounced Heat Moon s Blue Highways a masterpiece Now Heat Moon has pulled to the side of the road and set off on foot to take readers on an exploration of time and space, landscape and history in the Flint Hills of central Kansas....
|Title||:||PrairyErth: A Deep Map|
|Number of Pages||:||576 Pages|
|File Size||:||684 KB|
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PrairyErth: A Deep Map Reviews
Great read for someone interested in getting a feeling of the culture and environment in the heartland. I live here and know these people, it is an accurate, if somewhat outdated description. (May be a little long winded for us prairie folk.)
If you, like me, think of things you're going to do "soon" or "next year" or whenever - really interesting things like find out what it was like to live on the tall grass prairie, study native customs, foods , medicine, etc., but in your heart you know you'll never have the time or take the time to do it, this book is a must read. The author has applied his research skill, his enthusiasm and dedication, and his wonderful skills as a wordsmith to produce a book which is an acceptable substitute for going and doing yourself. I love this book, and hope I live long enough to read it again.
William Least-Heat Moon delights in language and takes apparent glee in using as many obscure terms as possible. He must be the most learned man in the room, whatever room he's in. It would be interesting to talk to him in person and contrast his conversation with his writing. Meanwhile, he constructs a multi-layered picture of the middlemost part of the 48 contiguous states of the US that leaves the reader wishing for that much understanding of her own place of origin. This book was the result of remarkable erudition and observation and I have enormous respect for the author's work. I also have a notebook in which I listed all the words I needed to look up. It gets a 3 for narrative flow because the obscure words were so frequent as to be stumbling blocks. I rate it 5 for scholarship and for securing the reader's trust in the truth of it.
A thoughtfully written and entertaining book. A book that, upon reading, will make one reflect and ponder.
I have read and thoroughly enjoyed each one of William Least Heat-Moon's books. He is a fantastic author who uses the English language to weave wonderful stories and increase the reader's vocabulary. PrairyErth, like his other books, is a must read if you like stories about people and places in the United States.
Another terrific, on the road, tour de force, by William Least Heat Moon. Only this time. he captures the true essence of America's last vestige of "tall grass" country, aka. "The Flint Hills" of Kansas!
One of my favorite books was Least Heat Moon's Blue Highways, so knew I would like the writing. A few summers ago, I passed through this land he is writing about and so can relive my journey as well as go deeper into life in and on the prairie.
I first read the book after its release. It has aged well. What it says is true and it makes its truths pleasurably.