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Laura Ingalls Wilder's little town : where history and literature meet

Author: John E Miller
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book on Laura Ingalls Wilder and her popular series of children's novels springs from the premise that history and literature are closely intertwined and that each has much to contribute to the other. The reader of literature will understand it better and enjoy it more by placing it in historical context. In like manner, the student of history can learn much about past people, places, and actions by viewing
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Miller, John E., 1945-
Laura Ingalls Wilder's little town.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1994
(OCoLC)623894029
Named Person: Laura Ingalls Wilder; Laura Ingalls Wilder; Laura Ingalls Wilder; Laura Ingalls Wilder; Laura Ingalls Wilder
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John E Miller
ISBN: 0700606548 9780700606542 0700607137 9780700607136
OCLC Number: 29477874
Description: xii, 208 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: at the intersection of history and literature --
2. Place and community in Wilder's De Smet --
3. Freedom and control in fact and fiction --
4. Love and affection in Wilder's life and writing --
5. Fact and interpretation in Wilder's fiction --
6. Narrative rules and the process of storytelling --
7. Textbook history versus lived history --
8. De Smet as frontier destination and way station --
9. Relaxing and building community at the Couse opera house --
10. Two artists of the prairie: Laura Ingalls Wilder and Harvey Dunn.
Responsibility: John E. Miller.

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