Back Yonder: An Ozark Chronicle by Charles Wayman Hogue,Brooks Blevins

By Charles Wayman Hogue,Brooks Blevins

Wayman Hogue’s tales of transforming into up within the Ozarks, in response to a 1932 evaluation within the manhattan instances, “brilliantly light up mountain lifestyles to its very middle and in its so much profound aspects.” A standout one of the Ozarks literature that was once renowned through the nice melancholy, this memoir of existence in rural Arkansas within the many years following the Civil conflict has considering the fact that been forgotten by way of all yet a couple of scholars of Arkansas background and folklore.

Back Yonder is a distinct booklet. Hogue, like his modern Laura Ingalls Wilder, weaves a story of a kin making its means in rugged, impoverished, and occasionally violent locations. From one-room schoolhouses to moonshiners, the main points during this tale trap the essence of a specific time and position, while the characters replicate a common caliber that might endear them to trendy readers.

Historian Brooks Blevins’s new creation explores the lifetime of Charles Wayman Hogue, analyzes the folk and occasions that encouraged the publication, and locations the quantity within the context of America’s discovery of the Ozarks within the years among the area Wars. The college of Arkansas Press is proud to reissue Back Yonder as the 1st e-book within the Chronicles of the Ozarks series, making this Arkansas vintage on hand back, able to be stumbled on and rediscovered by way of readers certain to locate the booklet as attention-grabbing and enjoyable as ever.

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