Wisconsin Death Trip

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UNM Press, 1973 - Biography & Autobiography - 264 pages
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This book is about life in a small turn-of-the-century Wisconsin town. Lesy has collected and arranged photographs taken between 1890 and 1910. Against these are juxtaposed excerpts from the Badger State Banner, from the Mendota State (asylum) Record Book, and occasionally quotations from the writings of Hamlin Garland and Glenway Wescott.

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User Review  - j-b-colson - LibraryThing

This book had considerable impact on photographers and scholars, not all of whom approved of its approach. Lesy took all his material from the collection of one local photographer and from reports of ... Read full review

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User Review  - SignoraEdie - LibraryThing

Amazing compilation of news items and photos supporting the premise that all is not rosy in the rural parts of America in the late 1800's. Recounts depression, suicide, abuse. This was the catalyst for the writing of the novel, "The Reliable Wife." Read full review

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About the author (1973)

Michael Lesy teaches in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts at Hampshire College. He is the author of numerous books, including Dreamland, Rescues, and The Forbidden Zone.

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