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The Habitual Peacefulness of Gruchy: Poems After Pictures by Jean-Franois Millet

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Overview

David Middleton celebrates the artist Jean-Fran├žois Millet's sympathetic realism depicting the harsh life of French peasants in the nineteenth century and honoring their essential human dignity. Middleton follows Millet, picture by picture, in taking a lowly pastoral theme and elevating it to epic and tragedy. He seeks to describe Gruchy -- the small Norman village near Cherbourg where Millet grew up -- and explore that rural world in relation to the American South and his own career as a Louisiana poet.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807130810
  • Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 6.46 (w) x 7.52 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author

David Middleton is the author of two previous poetry collections, The Burning Fields and Beyond the Chandeleurs. He is a professor of English, Alcee Fortier Distinguished Professor, and Poet-in-Residence at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana.

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Table of Contents

Madame J.-F. Millet (Catherine Lemaire) 1
Woman Pasturing Her Cow 5
Knitting Lesson I 6
Shearing Sheep 7
Washerwomen 8
Potato Planters 9
The Gleaners 10
Bust of a Female Nude 11
In the Garden 12
Newborn Lamb 13
Little Goose Girl 14
Goose Girl Bathing 15
Madame J.-F. Millet (Pauline-Virginie Ono) 16
The Lovers 17
Woman Sewing Beside Her Sleeping Child 18
Faggot Gatherers on the Edge of Fontainebleau Forest 19
Entrance to the Forest at Barbizon in Winter 20
Farmyard by Moonlight 21
Landscape with Shepherdess and Sheep, Winter 22
Path Through the Wheat 23
The Sower 24
Two Men Turning Over the Soil 25
Buckwheat Harvest 26
Harvesters Resting 27
Gleaner Returning Home with Her Grain 28
Return of the Flock 29
Killing the Hog 30
Bird Trapper 31
The Winnower 32
Peasant and Donkey Returning Home at Dusk 33
Man with a Hoe 34
Winter Evening 35
Watering Horses: Sunset 36
Farmyard in Winter 37
Twilight 38
Woodcutter Making a Faggot 39
Cooper Tightening Staves on a Barrel 40
Training Grape Vines 41
Woman Baking Bread 42
Young Woman Churning Butter 43
Morning Toilette 44
The Departure 45
Peasant Children at a Goose Pond 46
Motherly Precaution 47
Shepherdesses Watching a Flight of Wild Geese 48
Flight of Crows 49
Shepherd Minding His Sheep 50
Watering Cows 51
End of the Hamlet of Gruchy (II) 52
Millet's Birthplace in Gruchy 53
House with a Well at Gruchy 54
Cliffs at Gruchy 55
Coming Strom 56
Priory at Vauville, Normandy 57
Le Puy du Dome 58
Sheepfold by Moonlight 59
Young Shepherdess/Captivity of the Jews in Babylon 60
Hunting Birds by Torchlight 62
Self-Portrait 63
The Angelus 67
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