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David Pichaske has been writing and teaching about midwestern literature for three decades. In Rooted, by paying close attention to text, landscape, and biography, he examines the relationship between place and art. His focus is on seven midwestern authors who came of age toward the close of the twentieth century, their lives and their work grounded in distinct places: Dave Etter in small-town upstate Illinois; Norbert Blei in Door County, Wisconsin; William Kloefkorn in southern Kansas and Nebraska; Bill Holm in Minneota, Minnesota; Linda Hasselstrom in Hermosa, South Dakota; Jim Heynen in Sioux County, Iowa; and Jim Harrison in upper Michigan. The writers' intimate knowledge of place is reflected in their use of details of geography, language, environment, and behavior. Yet each writer reaches toward other geographies and into other dimensions of art or thought: jazz music and formalism in the case of Etter; gender issues in the case of Hasselstrom; time past and present in the case of Kloefkorn; ethnicity and the role of the artist in the case of Blei; magical realism in the case of Heynen; the landscape of literature in the case of Holm; and the curious worlds of academia, best-selling novels, and Hollywood films in the case of Harrison. The result, Pichaske notes, is the growing away from roots, the explorations and alter egos of these writers of place, and the tension between the ?here” and ?there” that gives each writer's art the complexity it needs to transcend provincial boundaries. Quoting generously from the writers, Pichaske employs a practical, jargon-free literary analysis fixed in the text, making Rooted interesting, readable, and especially useful in treating the categories of memoir and literary essay that have become important in recent decades.

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David Pichaske is a professor of English at Southwest State University in Marshall, Wisconsin. His books include UBO3: A Season in Outer Mongolia; A Place Called Home: Writings on the Midwestern Small Town; Southwest Minnesota: The Land and the People; Poland in Transition: 1989-91; Late Harvest: Rural American Writing; The Poetry of Rock; A Generation in Motion: Popular Music and Culture in the Sixties; Movement in the Canterbury Tales: Chaucer's Literary Pilgrimage; and Beowulf to Beatles: Approaches to Poetry.
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"The stern climate, the contours of the land, and the practices of midwestern regional culture have profoundly, and consciously, shaped the work of David Pichaske's seven midwestern writers. In Rooted's deeply informed commentary, Pichaske illuminates how they owe their best language and thought to these distinctive features of the American heartland---even when they have tried to escape them."---Edward Griffin, distinguished graduate professor, University of Minnesota

"A necessary, personable, and enjoyable work, restoring the notion of place---and of the Midwest in particular---to its position as a positive, imaginative force in American letters."---John O'Brien, publisher, Dalkey Archive Press

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