Pioneer girl perspectives : exploring Laura Ingalls Wilder
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Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867?1957) finished her autobiography, Pioneer Girl, in 1930 when she was sixty-three years old. Throughout the 1930s and into the early 1940s, she drew upon her original manuscript to write a successful series of books for young readers. Wilder's vision of life on the American frontier in the last half of the nineteenth century continues to draw new generations of readers to her Little House books. Editor Nancy Tystad Koupal has collected essays from noted scholars of Wilder's life and work that explore the themes and genesis of Wilder's writings. Pioneer Girl Perspectives sheds new light on the story behind Wilder's original manuscript and examines the ways in which the author and her daughter and editor, Rose Wilder Lane, worked to develop a marketable narrative. The essay contributors delve into the myths and realities of Wilder's work to discover the real lives of frontier children, the influence of time and place on both Wilder and Lane, and the role of folklore in the Little House novels. Together, the essays give readers a deeper understanding of how Wilder built and managed her story. Published over eighty years after its inception, Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography edited by Pamela Smith Hill gave readers new insight into the truth behind Wilder's fiction. Pioneer Girl Perspectives further demonstrates the importance of Wilder as an influential American author whose stories of growing up on the frontier remain relevant today.
ContentsExploring Laura Ingalls Wilder / Nancy Tystad Koupal
Speech for the Detroit Book Fair, 1937 / Laura Ingalls Wilder
The strange case of the bloody Benders: Laura Ingalls Wilder, Rose Wilder Lane, and yellow journalism / Caroline Fraser
"Raise a loud yell": Rose Wilder Lane, working writer / Amy Mattson Lauters
Pioneer girl: its roundabout path into print / William Anderson
Little myths on the prairie / Michael Patrick Hearn
Her stories take you with her: The lasting appeal of the Little house books / Noel L. Silverman
Laura Ingalls Wilder as a Midwestern pioneer girl / John E. Miller
Women's place: Family, home, and farm / Paula M. Nelson
Fairy tale, folklore, and the little house in the deep dark woods / Sallie Ketcham
The myth of happy childhood (and other myths about frontiers, families, and growing up) / Elizabeth Jameson
Frontier families and the little house where nobody dies / Ann Romines.
Published ReviewsPublisher's Weekly Review: "
Wilder, Laura Ingalls,
-- Little house books
Wilder, Laura Ingalls, -- 1867-1957. -- Little house books -- History and criticism.
Wilder, Laura Ingalls, -- 1867-1957. -- Pioneer girl.
Wilder, Laura Ingalls, -- 1867-1957 -- Friends and associates.
Women authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
|Publisher|| Pierre :South Dakota Historical Society Press,2017
Koupal, Nancy Tystad,
"A publication of the Pioneer Girl Project."
317 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.