We Have All Gone Away (Bur Oak Book)

4.14 avg rating
( 22 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781587299698: We Have All Gone Away (Bur Oak Book)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

In We Have All Gone Away, his emotionally moving memoir, Curtis Harnack tells of growing up during the Great Depression on an Iowa farm among six siblings and an extended family of relatives. With a directness and a beauty that recall Thoreau, Harnack balances a child’s impressions with the knowledge of an adult looking back to produce what Publishers Weekly called “a country plum of a book, written with genuine affection and vivid recall.”  In a community related by blood and harvest, rural life could be bountiful even when hard economic times threatened. The adults urged children to become educated and to keep an eye on tomorrow. “We were all taught to lean enthusiastically into the future,” Harnack recalls, which would likely be elsewhere, in distant cities. At the same time, the children were cultivating a resiliency that would serve them well in the unknown world of the second half of the twentieth century. Inevitably, the Midwest’s small, diversified family farm gave way to large-scale agriculture, which soon changed the former intimate way of life. “Our generation, using the mulched dead matter of agrarian life like projectile fuel for our thrust into the future, became part of that enormous vitality springing out of rural America,” notes Harnack. Both funny and elegiac, We Have All Gone Away is a masterful memoir of the joys and sorrows of Iowa farm life at mid-century, a world now gone “by way of learning, wars, and marriage” but still a lasting part of America’s heritage.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Curtis Harnack grew up on a farm in Plymouth County in northwest Iowa. Professor of literature at Sarah Lawrence College from 1960 to 1971, executive director of Yaddo from 1971 to 1987, and president of the School of American Ballet from 1992 to 1997, he currently lives in New York City and still owns part of the family farm. In addition to The Attic: A Memoir, Gentlemen on the Prairie, We Have All Gone Away, he is the author of, among others, Persian Lions, Persian Lambs; Limits of the Land; Love and Be Silent; and The Work of an Ancient Hand.

Review:

”His nostalgia is proud and peaceful.”—Jean Stafford, Washington Post Book World



“In the pure zest and detail of Mr. Harnack’s descriptions, one can feel the solidity, the deep satisfactions, of life on that Iowa farm.”—Anatole Broyard, New York Times

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Harnack, Curtis
ISBN 10: 1587299690 ISBN 13: 9781587299698
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2011. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # TX-9781587299698

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Curtis Harnack
Published by University of Chicago press
ISBN 10: 1587299690 ISBN 13: 9781587299698
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Chicago press. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 1587299690

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Curtis Harnack
Published by University of Iowa Press, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 1587299690 ISBN 13: 9781587299698
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Iowa Press, United States, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. In We Have All Gone Away, his emotionally moving memoir, Curtis Harnack tells of growing up during the Great Depression on an Iowa farm among six siblings and an extended family of relatives. With a directness and a beauty that recall Thoreau, Harnack balances a child s impressions with the knowledge of an adult looking back to produce what Publishers Weekly called a country plum of a book, written with genuine affection and vivid recall. In a community related by blood and harvest, rural life could be bountiful even when hard economic times threatened. The adults urged children to become educated and to keep an eye on tomorrow. We were all taught to lean enthusiastically into the future, Harnack recalls, which would likely be elsewhere, in distant cities. At the same time, the children were cultivating a resiliency that would serve them well in the unknown world of the second half of the twentieth century. Inevitably, the Midwest s small, diversified family farm gave way to large-scale agriculture, which soon changed the former intimate way of life. Our generation, using the mulched dead matter of agrarian life like projectile fuel for our thrust into the future, became part of that enormous vitality springing out of rural America, notes Harnack. Both funny and elegiac, We Have All Gone Away is a masterful memoir of the joys and sorrows of Iowa farm life at mid-century, a world now gone by way of learning, wars, and marriage but still a lasting part of America s heritage. Seller Inventory # BTE9781587299698

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Curtis Harnack
Published by University of Iowa Press, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 1587299690 ISBN 13: 9781587299698
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Iowa Press, United States, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. In We Have All Gone Away, his emotionally moving memoir, Curtis Harnack tells of growing up during the Great Depression on an Iowa farm among six siblings and an extended family of relatives. With a directness and a beauty that recall Thoreau, Harnack balances a child s impressions with the knowledge of an adult looking back to produce what Publishers Weekly called a country plum of a book, written with genuine affection and vivid recall. In a community related by blood and harvest, rural life could be bountiful even when hard economic times threatened. The adults urged children to become educated and to keep an eye on tomorrow. We were all taught to lean enthusiastically into the future, Harnack recalls, which would likely be elsewhere, in distant cities. At the same time, the children were cultivating a resiliency that would serve them well in the unknown world of the second half of the twentieth century. Inevitably, the Midwest s small, diversified family farm gave way to large-scale agriculture, which soon changed the former intimate way of life. Our generation, using the mulched dead matter of agrarian life like projectile fuel for our thrust into the future, became part of that enormous vitality springing out of rural America, notes Harnack. Both funny and elegiac, We Have All Gone Away is a masterful memoir of the joys and sorrows of Iowa farm life at mid-century, a world now gone by way of learning, wars, and marriage but still a lasting part of America s heritage. Seller Inventory # AAN9781587299698

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Curtis Harnack
Published by University of Iowa Press, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 1587299690 ISBN 13: 9781587299698
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Iowa Press, United States, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. In We Have All Gone Away, his emotionally moving memoir, Curtis Harnack tells of growing up during the Great Depression on an Iowa farm among six siblings and an extended family of relatives. With a directness and a beauty that recall Thoreau, Harnack balances a child s impressions with the knowledge of an adult looking back to produce what Publishers Weekly called a country plum of a book, written with genuine affection and vivid recall. In a community related by blood and harvest, rural life could be bountiful even when hard economic times threatened. The adults urged children to become educated and to keep an eye on tomorrow. We were all taught to lean enthusiastically into the future, Harnack recalls, which would likely be elsewhere, in distant cities. At the same time, the children were cultivating a resiliency that would serve them well in the unknown world of the second half of the twentieth century. Inevitably, the Midwest s small, diversified family farm gave way to large-scale agriculture, which soon changed the former intimate way of life. Our generation, using the mulched dead matter of agrarian life like projectile fuel for our thrust into the future, became part of that enormous vitality springing out of rural America, notes Harnack. Both funny and elegiac, We Have All Gone Away is a masterful memoir of the joys and sorrows of Iowa farm life at mid-century, a world now gone by way of learning, wars, and marriage but still a lasting part of America s heritage. Seller Inventory # AAN9781587299698

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Curtis Harnack
ISBN 10: 1587299690 ISBN 13: 9781587299698
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Seller Inventory # 97815872996980000000

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Curtis Harnack
Published by University Of Iowa Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 1587299690 ISBN 13: 9781587299698
New Softcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Of Iowa Press, 2011. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1587299690

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 25.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Curtis Harnack
Published by University Of Iowa Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 1587299690 ISBN 13: 9781587299698
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Of Iowa Press, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # DADAX1587299690

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Curtis Harnack
Published by University of Iowa Press
ISBN 10: 1587299690 ISBN 13: 9781587299698
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Iowa Press. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9781587299698

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.77
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Harnack, Curtis
Published by University of Iowa Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 1587299690 ISBN 13: 9781587299698
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Iowa Press, 2011. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # CE-9781587299698

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.68
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book