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The Pioneer Valley Reader
This anthology brings together four centuries of writings from Western Massachusetts' Connecticut River Valley, dozens of representative selections of great poise and poetry to show the unique place in American culture occupied by the "Pioneer Valley" and its cities and towns. Writers include Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Parker Willis, William Cullen Bryant, Emily Dickinson, ...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published September 17th 1995 by Countryman Press
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I had a good time with this one, though I thought it got a little repetitive towards the end. Readers like this are good bedside books, as you can just get through one or two excerpts at a time, but occasionally the mix is a little off. Why do I need two reminiscences of student life at Deerfield Academy, for example? One would have been enough. The poetry section went on a bit long as well, but that might just be because I tend to find longish poems less interesting than shortish ones (like ...more