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Roger Welsch did what many Americans only dream of doing. While still in his professional prime, the folklorist and humorist quit a tenured professorship and headed toward the hinterland. Resettled in the open heart of Nebraska with his wife, Welsch proceeded to learn how to live. It’s Not the End of the Earth, but You Can See It from Here is, in his own words, "a celebration" of his "rural education." These twenty-eight tales of the Great Plains convey in familiar Welschian style "the importance, charm, beauty, and value of the typical." They describe the wisdom that Welsch’s new-found teachers share with him. From everyday country people, he learns the fine arts of relaxing, using his noggin, trusting his instincts, and laughing a lot more, while Omaha Indian friends teach him the most profound lessons of all.

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Roger Welsch is a television personality and the author of nearly two dozen books including Mister, You Got Yourself a Horse: Tales of Old-Time Horse Trading and Shingling the Fog and Other Plains Lies, both available in Bison Books editions from the University of Nebraska Press.

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In this rather slight collection of monologues, stories and essays, Welsch--a regular on CBS's Charles Kuralt show, a columnist and collector of Great Plains lore--celebrates small-town America's leisurely pace, human scale and the ordinary man or woman who "moves mankind and shapes destiny." Among these folk are CeCe, the irreverent waitress; a slowpoke auto-body repairman named Lunchbox; old-timers; hard drinkers; the banjo- and fiddle-playing Pankras family. There's a scathing sketch of a white supremacist proud of "his right as a modern American not to know." Other pieces deal with Amerindian wisdom, Gypsies, ice fishing, Welsch's German-Czech wedding. In one story, a geezer with a suspended driver's license drives a tractor, then a mule to a tavern. Such skits, while mildly amusing, seem closer to overheard bar conversations than to "folk literature," as Welsch ( Catfish at the Pump ) claims this olio to be. Author tour.
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