TITLE

Abrahamic Allusions and Agrarianism in Wendell Berry's "The Solemn Boy"

AUTHOR(S)
LEHNHOF, KENT
PUB. DATE
March 2019
SOURCE
Rocky Mountain Review;Spring2019, Vol. 73 Issue 1, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
A literary criticism of Wendell Berry's short story "The Solemn Boy" is presented. It examines the biblical weight of the story by presenting the characters Ptolemy and Minnie Proudfoot as refigurations of the biblical tale of Abraham and Sarah. It explores how Berry imagines the act of agrarianism to have a profoundly ethical effect, transforming and ennobling those who engage in it. An overview of the story is also given.
ACCESSION #
137314115

 

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