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The Resource From a limestone ledge : some essays and other ruminations about country life in Texas, John Graves ; illustrations by Glenn Wolff

From a limestone ledge : some essays and other ruminations about country life in Texas, John Graves ; illustrations by Glenn Wolff

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From a limestone ledge : some essays and other ruminations about country life in Texas
Title
From a limestone ledge
Title remainder
some essays and other ruminations about country life in Texas
Statement of responsibility
John Graves ; illustrations by Glenn Wolff
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With the same craft and wit, the highly acclaimed author of Goodbye to a River and Hard Scrabble here writes about nature and man on his own rough "patch" of Texas land. Unsentimentally, gracefully, with a true countryman's earthly good sense, John Graves talks about cows, bees, goats, about the satisfaction of making (and drinking) wines, about snuff and chewing tobacco, about the landscape and thee living. From a Limestone Ledge is a celebration of "the casual but constant observation of detail, the noticingness of a rural life," a treatise on the pleasures and hardships of doing things for oneself, a nostalgic meditation on country ways. At once encyclopedist and raconteur, Graves shares a compulsion to hoard junk, his stubborn refusal to raise chickens the right way, and his preference for visiting, and not living with, goats. In his work, described by the Boston Globe as "civilized, funny, humane," Graves considers every creature and aspect of country life that has lured--or forced-- his attention during two decades of living on, and working, a battered and recalcitrant stock from in the cedar-covered limestone hills of North Central Texas. From a Limestone Ledge will have the deep appreciation of Graves' earlier readers and will win, for his self-reliant way of life as well, new enthusiasts -- Book jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
976.4/.009/734
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.R2867
LC item number
Z466 1980
Literary form
non fiction
Label
From a limestone ledge : some essays and other ruminations about country life in Texas, John Graves ; illustrations by Glenn Wolff
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Notes of an uncertain bluecollar man -- More than most people probably want to know about fences -- Building fever -- Meat -- Vin du pays -- Trash as treasure -- Kindred spirits -- Nineteen cows -- A few words in favor of goats -- Of bees and men -- Blue and some other dogs -- Some chickens I have known -- Noticing -- Weather between east and west -- Coronado's stepchildren -- Tobacco without smoke I: dippers -- Tobacco without smoke II: chewers -- One's own sole ground -- A loser
Control code
6532074
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 228 pages
Isbn
9780394512389
Lccn
80007641
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of Bill and Sally Wittliff (Access. No. 1991-090). Inscribed by the author, 12/29/87. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2004. From the library of Ron Querry. Author's inscribed presentation copy for Ron Querry, Dec. 1982. With covered dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Purchased. Signed by author and others present at Rosengren{u2019}s Bookstore signing party, November 17, 1980. Book signing and reception announcement (1 card) mounted on front paste-down endpaper. With dust jacket.
  • Library{u2019}s copy 4 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Item laid in: 1 copied newspaper clipping (Carl Hertzog book review). With dust jacket.
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Label
From a limestone ledge : some essays and other ruminations about country life in Texas, John Graves ; illustrations by Glenn Wolff
Publication
Contents
Notes of an uncertain bluecollar man -- More than most people probably want to know about fences -- Building fever -- Meat -- Vin du pays -- Trash as treasure -- Kindred spirits -- Nineteen cows -- A few words in favor of goats -- Of bees and men -- Blue and some other dogs -- Some chickens I have known -- Noticing -- Weather between east and west -- Coronado's stepchildren -- Tobacco without smoke I: dippers -- Tobacco without smoke II: chewers -- One's own sole ground -- A loser
Control code
6532074
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 228 pages
Isbn
9780394512389
Lccn
80007641
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of Bill and Sally Wittliff (Access. No. 1991-090). Inscribed by the author, 12/29/87. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2004. From the library of Ron Querry. Author's inscribed presentation copy for Ron Querry, Dec. 1982. With covered dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Purchased. Signed by author and others present at Rosengren{u2019}s Bookstore signing party, November 17, 1980. Book signing and reception announcement (1 card) mounted on front paste-down endpaper. With dust jacket.
  • Library{u2019}s copy 4 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Item laid in: 1 copied newspaper clipping (Carl Hertzog book review). With dust jacket.
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