Local Wonders: Seasons in the Bohemian Alps

Local Wonders: Seasons in the Bohemian Alps

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by Ted Kooser
     
 

ISBN-10: 080327811X

ISBN-13: 9780803278110

Pub. Date: 03/28/2004

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press


Ted Kooser describes with exquisite detail and humor the place he calls home in the rolling hills of southeastern Nebraska—an area known as the Bohemian Alps. Nothing is too big or too small for his attention. Memories of his grandmother’s cooking are juxtaposed with reflections about the old-fashioned outhouse on his property. When casting his eye on

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Ted Kooser describes with exquisite detail and humor the place he calls home in the rolling hills of southeastern Nebraska—an area known as the Bohemian Alps. Nothing is too big or too small for his attention. Memories of his grandmother’s cooking are juxtaposed with reflections about the old-fashioned outhouse on his property. When casting his eye on social progress, Kooser reminds us that the closing of local schools, thoughtless county weed control, and irresponsible housing development destroy more than just the view.

In the end, what makes life meaningful for Kooser are the ways in which his neighbors care for one another and how an afternoon walking with an old dog, or baking a pie, or decorating the house for Christmas can summon memories of his Iowa childhood. This writer is a seer in the truest sense of the word, discovering the extraordinary within the ordinary, the deep beneath the shallow, the abiding wisdom in the pithy Bohemian proverbs that are woven into his essays.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803278110
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Series:
American Lives Series
Pages:
158
Sales rank:
621,957
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.37(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
Acknowledgmentsxvii
Spring1
Summer37
Autumn77
Winter115

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