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The Train in the Meadow
A train bound for a mysterious destination stops in the middle of a meadow. As the hours pass and the cause of the delay remain unknown, we meet the various passengers. A PRIEST, a FORMER PRESIDENT, a LONELY WAITRESS, an ELDERLY COUPLE, and a YOUNG ORPHAN BOY all ponder the significance of the journey thrust upon them and what awaits them at their ultimate destination. ...more
ebook, Kindle Edition, 76 pages
Published September 4th 2012 by Jeffrey Byron
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After enjoying Stonecliff so much I rushed and paid just under $2.00 for The Train in a Meadow. Who can resist such a title? Here again is Nathan’s simple, understated style. I was at first a bit frustrated with the lack of concrete details in the narrative but soon afterwards realised, that by keeping things simple, the novella becomes so much more than a strange story. It is an allegory about the mistreatment of people that are unwanted or misunderstood. Think the Holocaust (fact) or post ...more
Nathan was born into a prominent New York Sephardic family. He was educated in the United States and Switzerland and attended Harvard University for several years beginning in 1912. It was there that he began writing short fiction and poetry. However, he never graduated, choosing instead to drop out and take a job at an advertising firm to support his family (he married while a junior at Harvard). ...moreMore about Robert Nathan...