Sunday, October 19, 2008

City and country ...

... Thomas Hardy and Wendell Berry. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

The idealization of country life seems to be about as old as literature. But it is the work of writers, who have a tendency to airbrush out the grinding poverty and back-breaking labor that went with pastoral scene. Which is not to say that I do not find myself susceptible to such idealization.

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