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A Summer Ago by George Scarbrough
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A Summer Ago

by George Scarbrough

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A fine novel about a young boy's long-ago summer on his parents' farm in the 1930's, reminiscent of but not the equal of Tony Early's "Jim the Boy". Alan's main concern over the summer is making enough money to buy new books for school, but as the summer progresses, he comes to learn the interconnectedness of living things, especially in a rural town in the 1930's. ( )
  burnit99 | Feb 18, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0918518466, Hardcover)

George Scarbrough is a poet by profession. He is the youngest member of the Agrarian movement which numbered among its members men like Robert Penn Warren and Cleanth Brooks. Through their theories and writings in the thirties and forties, they changed the form and style of American literature dramatically and irrevocably.

In Summer Ago's young hero, Alan, we have the autobiographical voice of Scarbrough, the young man not yet turned poet. In Alan's painful and exquisite passage from spring to fall, from boy to man, mature Scarbrough gives us back our own memories as well as his. As the preeminent voice of his generation, he also gives us the final and ultimate insight into the Agrarian posture.

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One summer in a boy's life stands as a landmark on his passage into adulthood.

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