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The Milkweed Ladies epub ebook

by Louise McNeill

The Milkweed Ladies epub ebook

Author: Louise McNeill
Category: Regional U.S.
Language: English
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press (1988)
Pages: 136 pages
ISBN: 0822954060
ISBN13: 978-0822954064
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 506
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by LOUISE MCNEILL (Author). Poetically and magically, McNeill unfolds her memories of the farm at Swago Crick, West Virginia, which has existed in her family for nine generationsover 200 years.

by LOUISE MCNEILL (Author). Through intimate reflection of a place seen over time, she provides at once a glimpse of rural America and of world history. She describes Swago Crick not only by its geography but also by its annual cycle of activities and its people.

The Milkweed Ladies Louise McNeill University of Pittsburgh Press Published by the University of Pittsburgh Press .

2. Poets, American-20th century-Biography. 3. Farm life-West Virginia.

But my heart does not break. There is a kind of benison that falls sometimes on the fields and mountains e sky; and the mountains ringin. There is a kind of benison that falls sometimes on the fields and mountains e sky; and the mountains ringing the fields, ringing the little village down at the crossroads and the white steeple of the Upper Church. And though I realize that I am old now, so that the years play tricks on me, it is all still there sometimes, an unchanged presence, even the rat manure in the water spring; and sometimes we are still at home and it is summer

The Milkweed Ladies book.

The Milkweed Ladies book. Born in 1911, McNeill tells the story of her own growing years on the farm through The Milkweed Ladies the memoirs of poet Louise McNeill, is written our deep affection for and intimate knowledge of the lives of rural people and the rhythms of the natural world. Born in 1911, McNeill tells the story of her own growing years on the farm through the circadian rhythms of rural life.

Louise McNeill (9 January 1911 – 18 June 1993), also known as Louse McNeil Pease, was an American poet, essayist, and historian of Appalachia. McNeill was born January 9, 1911 in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, West Virginia, USA on a farm in Buckeye that her family had owned since 1769. Her father, G. D. McNeil was also a writer and published a collection of short stories about the forests of Pocahontas County, West Virginia and the decline of the wilderness entitled The Last Forest

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Louise McNeill (January 9, 1911 - June 18, 1993) was an American poet, academic, and historian. McNeill was born in Buckeye, West Virginia, on a farm that her family had owned since 1769. McNeill, was a writer who published a collections of short stories about the forests of Pocahontas County, West Virginia. She wrote her earliest poem at 16, pecking it out on a friend's typewriter. The experience caused her to vow "to be a poet and write poems forever.

Louise McNeill has published, in addition to her several books of poetry, short stories and essays. She has been poet laureate of West Virginia since 1979, and in 1988 she was awarded the Appalachian Gold Medallion by the University of Charleston

Louise McNeill has published, in addition to her several books of poetry, short stories and essays. She has been poet laureate of West Virginia since 1979, and in 1988 she was awarded the Appalachian Gold Medallion by the University of Charleston.

The Milkweed Ladies the memoirs of poet Louise McNeill, is written our deep affection for and intimate knowledge of the lives of rural people and the rhythms of the natural world.  It is a personal account of the farm in southern West Virginia where her family has lived for nine generations.

Born in 1911, McNeill tells the story of her own growing years on the farm through the circadian rhythms of rural life.  She presents the farm itself, “its level fields, its fence row, and hilly pastures . . . some two hundred acres of trees and bluegrass, running water, and the winding, dusty paths that cattle and humans have kept open through the years.”  She writes movingly of the harsh routines of the lives of her family, from spring ploughing to winter sugaring, and of the hold the farm itself has on them and the earth itself on all of us.

By the 1930s, the farm and the surrounding community had been drastically changed by the destruction left by the lumber companies, by the increased access to the outside world resulting from railway and automobile, and by war.  McNeill herself left the farm in 1937 to complete her college education and to persue her literary career.

Throughout <I>The Milkweed Ladies</I>, McNeill juxtaposes the life of the farm with the larger world events that impinge on it.  But the larger world moves closer and closer to the world of the farm as McNeill herself moves away from it.  The book concludes with McNeill’s perspective on the events of August 5, 1945.  As she sits in the Commodore Hotel in New York City, reading the headlines about Hiroshima, she understands that she can never see the farm in the same way again.

The Milkweed Ladies is filled with memorable characters - an herb-gathering Granny, McNeill’s sailor father, her patient, flower-loving mother, and Aunt Malindy in her “black sateen dress” who “never did a lick of work.”  With her poet’s gift for detail and language, McNeill creates a world, forgotten by many of us, to some of us never known.

Reviews (7)
Opilar
Poet Louise McNeill's classic was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in 1988. It took her a lifetime to get it right, and wow, did she ever! The prose is simply magnificent. McNeill, West Virginia's poet laureate, learned the power of words from writing poetry, and she uses them like artillery shells. Never maudlin or romantic, the words are tough and realistic as the roots of a hickory, gnarled and strong. I am on my tenth or twelve re-reading, and she can wring tears of joy and sorrow and remembrance from me with every page. I wish I could write like this. I try every day. As an example of absolutely tremendous writing, THE MILKWEED LADIES cannot be topped.

Vetitc
This is a lovely, short memoir written about growing up in small West Virginia community. It was part of my Appalachian studies/Folklore cirriculum. I enjoyed reading about the author's family, such as some of their family history, their connection to the farm that had been in their family for generations, the importance of family and community in their isolated town, and the heartbreaking ache of watching the beautiful land they loved being destroyed by timbering and pollution. It's not even so much of a political or environmental novel, so I don't want to give the wrong impression. It truly is a story of a family from the descriptions of her grandparents, the wildflowers on the farm, the old family graveyard, the town's only store, and the community gatherings at the churches and school. It also tells stories of how black raspberries saved the farm and how the mysterious contents of the author's father's sea trunk.

At matter fact, I enjoyed this book so much, I am planning to buy it for my mother and both of my sisters.

Doomblade
This book was recommended to me by my 90 year old father, who grew up in this area of West Virginia. Louisa McNeil writes in a simplistic fashion, but each page is a trip back in time as she relives her childhood in this tiny mountain community near Marlinton WV. Her description of farming, of tapping maple trees, and of all facets of life in the early 1900's before electricity came into the community, is fascinating reading and offers a glimpse into the mountain spirit of the people who lived in WV during this period of history.

Walianirv
Bought this as a gift, and the recipient sure liked it. I didn't read it, but she thought it was well worth the time and investment.

Kanrad
Louise McNeill is a great author and I highly recommend any of her work!

Hilarious Kangaroo
Louise McNeill was the poet laureate of her home state of West Virginia, and this book is poetic in its evocation of the richness of rural life in that state. She makes you feel the variety and delight of nature, the security of family and friends, and the uncertainties of change. I reread this book about once a year, and I find it fresh and inspiring every time.

Coidor
This memoir type account is very well written and enjoyable reading. The author expresses herself well and gives a flavor of her life that I can feel and picture. Very good!

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