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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Dennison, George, 1925-
South Royalton, Vt. : Steerforth Press, ©1994
|Named Person:||George Dennison; George Dennison|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
George Dennison; Geoffrey Gardner; Taylor Stoehr
|Description:||xiii, 192 pages ; 23 cm|
|Responsibility:||George Dennison ; edited by Geoffrey Gardner and Taylor Stoehr.|
Dennison takes us to visit Eddie Fontayne, the French-Canadian woodworker who carves fiddles as well as axe handles and fumes over his failing eyesight. We meet Esther who has spent her life and her limited resources in caring for her fellow creatures, human and non-human. And Mr. Fife, the blacksmith and backroad eccentric, who surely knows the best way to do everything, from pruning trees to frying leeks.
And Dennison returns again and again to the recurrent theme that underscores the precariousness of all this natural and human abundance - the loggers, the men who work in the woods, the most dangerous of local callings, with their scarred faces, missing limbs, blinded eyes, and their helpless anger at the human forces - both business and government - which they cannot control but upon which they now grudgingly depend. Like James Agee in Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, Dennison has written a social history of a place. But Temple is much more; it is both a celebration and a lament for a self-reliant American culture that is now vanishing.
- Dennison, George, -- 1925- -- Homes and haunts -- Maine -- Temple.
- Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
- Maine -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
- Temple (Me.) -- Social life and customs.
- Dennison, George, -- 1925-
- Authors, American.
- Intellectual life.
- Manners and customs.
- Maine -- Temple.