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Payne Hollow, Life on the Fringe of Society

by Harlan Hubbard

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Although it doesn't present the cohesive vision and specific instructions for the back-to-the-land movement that Helen and Scott Nearing's books do, Payne Hollow is an endearing and sometimes poetic account of a couple's retreat from modern urban society and a description of how they live off the land in a hollow next to the Ohio River. Hubbard occasionally reverts to overly simplified anti-technological ideology but also describes a life consciously lived. ( )
  meboo | Feb 17, 2009 |
Harlan Hubbard (1900-1986) lived like Thoreau, but for 40 years in Payne Hollow. His homestead, art and life is depicted in a short video archive on KET. Link Here

A recent website offers information on Harlan and Anna and their remarkable lives.http://www.harlanhubbard.com
  W212 | Mar 3, 2007 |
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Nonfiction. Harlan Hubbard's PAYNE HOLLOW: LIFE ON THE FRINGE OF SOCIETY provides an account of a self-made alternative lifestyle in early 1950's America. Anna and Harlan Hubbard, refusing to adopt the industrial positioning provided, built a simple home at Payne Hollow and documented their "basic relationship of need to fulfillment within the carefully circumscribed wholeness of [their] honest, sensitive, extraordinary lives"--Edward Lueders. PAYNE HOLLOW creates its own self-referential world written as "a painter's prose" that fills its environment with a Thoreau-esque "ecstasy...expressed with sober simplicity"--The Louisville Courier-Journal.

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