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An author and poet who wrote about the lives of Midwestern farmers, he is especially known for works such as Main-Travelled Roads (1891), Prairie Folks (1892), and Jason Edwards: An Average Man (1892).
After moving around to different homesteads with his family, he settled in Boston, attaining early success with a short story collection entitled Main-Travelled Roads.
His novels were all colored by his “veritism” style, in which he consciously described the real social forces influencing his fictional characters.
How did Hamlin Garland die?
|Cause of death||N/A|
|Age of death||79 years|
|Birthday||September 14, 1860|
|Death date||March 4, 1940|
|Place of death||Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|
"My recollection of a hundred lovely lakes has given me blessed release from care and worry and the troubled thinking of our modern day. It has been a return to the primitive and the peaceful."Hamlin Garland
"There is no gilding of setting sun or glamor of poetry to light up the ferocious and endless toil of the farmers' wives."Hamlin Garland
"Whenever the pressure of our complex city life thins my blood and numbs my brain, I seek relief in the trail; and when I hear the coyote wailing to the yellow dawn, my cares fall from me - I am happy."Hamlin Garland
"I remember a hundred lovely lakes, and recall the fragrant breath of pine and fir and cedar and poplar trees. The trail has strung upon it, as upon a thread of silk, opalescent dawns and saffron sunsets."Hamlin Garland