Garland, Hamlin

Wrote of midwestern farm life, 1922 Pulitzer Prize winner

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(1860-1940) American novelist, poet, essayist, short story writer, best known for his fiction involving hard-working Midwestern farmers. Wisconsin-born, lived on various Midwestern farms throughout his young life, settled in Boston 1884 to pursue a career in writing. His first success came in 1891 with Main-Traveled Roads, short stories inspired by his farming days. Published biography of Ulysses S. Grant 1898 then traveled to the Yukon to witness the Klondike Gold Rush, which inspired The Trail of the Gold Seekers (1899). He then lived on an Iowa farm for quite some time. Many of his writings are based on this era of his life. In 1917, published his autobiography, A Son of the Middle Border, and sequel, A Daughter of the Middle Border, for which he won the 1922 Pulitzer Prize for Biography. After 2 more volumes, Garland began a 2nd series of memoirs based on his diary. To Hollywood 1929 devoting remaining years to investigating psychic phenomena, an enthusiasm he first undertook in 1891. In his final book, The Mystery of the Buried Crosses (1939), he tried to defend such phenomena and prove the legitimacy of psychic mediums. Uncommon SP, 5 x 4 slightly sepia toned matte finish right profile bust portrait.

Condition: Very good
Type:Photograph






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