By Barbara Kingsolver
Writer Barbara Kingsolver and her kin deserted the industrial-food pipeline to reside a rural life—vowing that, for 12 months, they’d merely purchase meals raised of their personal local, develop it themselves, or discover ways to stay with out it. half memoir, half journalistic research, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle is a charming narrative that may open your eyes in 100 new how you can an outdated fact: you're what you consume.
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71 Nathaniel Hawthorne (1841) Hawthorne wrote these two letters from Brook Farm, a working farming community outside West Roxbury, Massachusetts, that attempted to mix writers and artists with authentic sons of the earth to work together to create a better society. Brook Farm was one of many socialistic or utopian communities that were established (and that usually swiftly foundered) throughout the northeastern United States at the time. Hawthorne’s time at Brook Farm was his source for The Blithedale Romance, and anybody studying the novel should read these letters for Hawthorne’s account of how he “attacked” a pile of manure.
In vain was he afterwards told of the violent proceedings of President Pierce, taken to make Kansas a Slave State; a quiet smile and shake of the head was his only reply. ” A most earnest patriot, the war wore deeply upon his mind, and, in connection with illness in his family during the residence in Italy, undermined his physical health. He could not share the high hopes which sustained nearly all of his friends during that terrible ordeal; he could not see beyond the black cloud a country liberated from the blight of slavery.
You will wish to know something more of Hawthorne’s last days than the articles in the newspapers furnish. . We arrived at Plymouth about six o’clock. After taking a little tea and toast in his room, and sleeping for nearly an hour upon the sofa, he retired. A door opened from my room to his, and our beds were not more than five or six feet apart. I remained up an hour or two after he fell asleep. He was apparently less restless than the night before. The light was left burning in my room—the door open—and I could see him without moving from my bed.
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life (P.S.) by Barbara Kingsolver