A New Home, Who Will Follow? by Caroline Kirkland
Her husband, William Kirkland, suffered not only from poor eyesight a condition that required thick spectacles but also from partial deafness.
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William's physical impairments prevented him from pursuing his career as a distinguished teacher in the East and played a direct role in his decision to relocate to Michigan. Significantly, William's move both in real life and as represented in his wife's autobiographical first novel begins with a fantasy of the West which he will attempt to realize as actual fact. In A New Home, an otherwise supportive Kirkland ironically confesses that her husband is prey to "'The madness of the people' in those days of golden dreams": "When my husband purchased two hundred acres of wild-lands on the banks of this to-be-celebrated stream, and drew with a piece of chalk on the bar-room table at Danforth's the plan of a village, I little thought I was destined to make myself famous by handing down to posterity a faithful record of the advancing fortunes of that favoured spot" 4.
Of course, William has purchased and will continue to purchase throughout the narrative the equivalent of the notorious swampland in Florida, with the addition of several fictional buildings that never actually materialize.
The Kirklands survive despite William's impaired vision primarily because Caroline serves as his eyes. She must literally transform herself into an optical instrument; thus, a "faithful record" plays a critical role not only in her production of western literature, but also in personal survival on the frontier--both factors of interest to the future emigrant women among Kirkland's eastern readers.
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For Kirkland, visual praxis acquires an active urgency initially on personal, then on geographical, regional, and national bases. An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while. The book itself was written in the s and is basically the experiences of a fictional narrator from the East based on th I read this because it intersects with a couple of my current interests lesser-known early American authors, especially women, and the experiences of those who settled the west, especially during the period that "the west" was what we now call the midwest.
The book itself was written in the s and is basically the experiences of a fictional narrator from the East based on the author in a town in Michigan the town she and her husband actually founded in , though it and the characters are portrayed here under a fictional name, which people soon saw through, causing much fuss and offense. There's not really much of a story, but if you are interested in the topic at all or the development of American writing , it is interesting for those reasons and was always enjoyable to pick up and read for a little while at a time, though never super-engrossing.
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Feb 21, Lindsey rated it really liked it. After moving from New York to Michigan in the s, Kirkland originally wrote this series of sketches as letters to her friends back east, satirizing her new and, in her view, very uncouth neighbors. Yes, sometimes she comes across as snobby, but mostly she's just wonderfully witty, and it's amazing how many of her commentaries still ring true about our modern society.
As an added endorsement, Edgar Allan Poe thought Kirkland was a national treasure, and Poe didn't like anybody.
A New Home - Who Will Follow?
Note: My two After moving from New York to Michigan in the s, Kirkland originally wrote this series of sketches as letters to her friends back east, satirizing her new and, in her view, very uncouth neighbors. Note: My two grad classes this semester are about American frontier writing and about Restoration and 18th-century British lit I'll be honest, this was a bit of a slog. Most of the books consists of very loosely connected anecdotes, and it can get hard to keep track of some of the characters. Still interesting for its historical significance to American literature, but I wouldn't have stuck it out till the end if it hadn't been for a class.
Dec 27, Alice Gold rated it really liked it Shelves: theme-america , lit-american. She is so smart and witty and tells a great migration tale. Love this book. Jun 25, Jessica rated it it was ok.
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Rather boring, but good writing anyway. Aug 04, Bonsai added it Shelves: selections. Enjoyed this initially, and then my attention span for backwoods gossip petered out. Once they get settled, it's basically a collection of anecdotes about the neighbors.
View 2 comments. Much better than Emerson and Thoreau. Mar 20, Caroline Simpson rated it really liked it. One of the essential accounts of the early westward movement into places like Michigan and Illinois.
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On returning to New York, Mrs. Kirkland opened a school for girls and from to was editor of the Union Magazine.
She also entered into the literary social life of the community often entertaining writers, publishers, and other notables. Her home served as a literary salon and hosted notables inc Caroline Mathilda Stansbury Kirkland January 11, — April 6, was an American writer. Kirkland went abroad in and again in