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The Heritage: A Daughter's Memoir Of Louis Bromfield
     

The Heritage: A Daughter's Memoir Of Louis Bromfield

by Ellen Bromfield Geld, Lucy Dos Passos Coggin (Contribution by)
 

Louis Bromfield, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, established one of the most significant homesteads in Ohio on his Malabar Farm. Today it receives thousands of visitors a year from all over the world; once the site of the wedding of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, it was a successful prototype of experimental and conservation farming.

This lively,

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Louis Bromfield, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, established one of the most significant homesteads in Ohio on his Malabar Farm. Today it receives thousands of visitors a year from all over the world; once the site of the wedding of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, it was a successful prototype of experimental and conservation farming.

This lively, outspoken, and affectionate memoir preserves all things Louis Bromfield fought for or against in a life marked by surging vitality and gusto. He came from an Ohio family whose roots were in the land before the land was lost. He had his father's love of the land, and from his willful mother a hunger to know the world. From the New York City of theaters, concerts, parties, and novels, and a life in France that his success allowed, he finally returned to Ohio and established a new order for his family and friends, and for his followers, a new orbit into which they were drawn.

Ellen Bromfield Geld wrote a memoir of the man who was Louis Bromfield, father and friend, tyrant and “Boss,” alive always to whatever was worth responding to in people and in places, yet complex and lonely as a writer must essentially be to work at his craft. Now revived in paperback thirty-five years after its first publication, The Heritage remains a moving tribute and the recreation of a remarkable human being.

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Herself a successful writer, Geld remembers growing up with Bromfield (1896-1956), a popular novelist and screenplay writer when he returned to Ohio from France in 1938, but who is best known for a series of books that are ecology classics and for creating Malabar Farm, which is now a state park. Harper and Brothers published the cloth edition in 1962. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780821412886
Publisher:
Ohio University Press
Publication date:
10/15/1999
Edition description:
1
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
749,476
Product dimensions:
(w) x (h) x 0.70(d)

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