The Big Empty

The Big Empty

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A vast, barren landscape or a place of subtle natural beauty; the middle of nowhere or the gateway to the cultural and historical riches of the West; many things to many people and a cipher to many more?the great state of Nebraska is by force of circumstances a place of possibilities. What these possibilities are and what they promise are precisely what the writers of The Big Empty tell us. Ac Exploring the state from its rural reaches to its urban engines, from its marvelous ecosystems to its myriad historical and cultural offerings, these narratives evoke Nebraska in all its facets. Writers as diverse as Ron Hansen, Ted Kooser, Michael Anania, Bob Kerrey, Mary Pipher, Delphine Red Shirt, and William Kloefkorn, among many others, bring a wealth of perspectives and styles to topics such as the Oregon Trail and the Cheyenne Exodus, farming and Internet cafAcs, politics, weather, and family secrets. The result is a portrait whose broad strokes and rich detail capture the mysterious character of Nebraska.Contemporary Nebraska Nonfiction Writers Ladette Randolph, Nina Shevchuk- Murray ... He and Em lived about three blocks away from the tavern, and he could have walked over there for his daily card game with no trouble at all. ... Anyway, next Vic took to driving his riding lawn mower to the tavern, but then one night when it was cloudy and there wasna#39;t much of a moon he drove over Ema#39;s deaf cat anbsp;...

Title:The Big Empty
Author:Ladette Randolph, Nina Shevchuk-Murray
Publisher:U of Nebraska Press - 2007


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