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THE LAND OF ROWAN OAL: AN EXPLORATION OF FAULKNER'S NATURAL WORLD. Ed Croom. University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, 2016. 160 pp. with 130 col. ills. 27 x 27 cm. ISBN 9781496809018 In English.
Due date: October 2016. Publisher's description: The plants and landscape at Rowan Oak are the "little postage stamp of soil" that William Faulkner owned, walked, and tended for over thirty years during the writing of many of his short stories and novels. Faulkner saw and smelled the earth and listened to sounds from the cultivated grounds and the surrounding woods. This is the place that offered him refuge for writing and provided him food from its garden, fruit and nut trees, and pasture for his horses and a milk cow. Rowan Oak boasts a diverse landscape, encompassing an aristocratic eastern red cedar-lined drive and walk as well as hardy ornamental shrubs, trees, pastures, and a hardwood forest with virgin timber. More than fifty years after Faulkner's death, Rowan Oak remains a sanctuary and a place of mystery and beauty nestled in the midst of Oxford, Mississippi. The photographs in The Land of Rowan Oak are botanist Ed Croom's exploration and documentation of the changes in the plants and landscape over more than a decade. Croom encountered early morning mists, the summer heat and haze, and even rare snowfalls in his near-daily walks on the grounds. His photographs record a decaying fence line, trees and plants that have since disappeared, and the newly restored sunken garden. This book honors the land Faulkner loved.
Artist(s):Croom, Ed
Indexing: Unspecified
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 174597
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