Hidden Places: Maine Writers on Coastal Villages, Mill Towns, and the North Country

Author:   Joseph A. Conforti
Publisher:   Rowman & Littlefield
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9781608937288


Pages:   264
Publication Date:   24 March 2020
Format:   Hardback
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Hidden Places: Maine Writers on Coastal Villages, Mill Towns, and the North Country


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Across decades, Maine has produced nationally-recognized novelists who wrote place-based fiction. From the late nineteenth century to the present, or from Sarah Orne Jewett to Monica Wood, writers have emerged from the Canadian border to the New Hampshire state line and from Down East to the northwest hinterland. They have explored the experiences of living in far-flung settings: island and coastal villages; northwoods lumbering communities; unincorprorated townships; backcountry hamlets; and mill cities and towns. Taken together their body of work composes a remarkable literary map of a diverse and changing Maine. Hidden Places traces the work of these writers to provoke readers into seeing and understanding Maine places with new awareness. These Maine writers construe place as both a territory on the ground and a country of the imagination. They help insiders see more clearly what is distinctive about their communities and encourage outsiders to better understand what might seem quaint or odd about the state. Like a well-drawn atlas, Hidden Places seeks to capture a diverse state at the granular level one representation at a time. It explores the identity of Maine through its writers and the people and places they wrote of.

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Author:   Joseph A. Conforti
Publisher:   Rowman & Littlefield
Imprint:   Down East Books,U.S.
Dimensions:   Width: 16.30cm , Height: 2.50cm , Length: 23.70cm
Weight:   0.522kg
ISBN:  

9781608937288


ISBN 10:   1608937283
Pages:   264
Publication Date:   24 March 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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Joseph A. Conforti taught American and New England Studies at the University of Southern Maine in Portland for twenty-four years, retiring in 2011 as Distinguished Professor Emeritus. Conforti received an M.A. in American History and a Ph.D. in American Civilization from Brown University. He is the author of seven previous books, including Lizzie Borden on Trial, Imagining New England, and Saints and Strangers.

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