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Echoes from the Sabine Farm   By: (1851-1919)

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In "Echoes from the Sabine Farm" by Roswell Martin Field, readers are transported to the serene and rustic setting of a farm in the Sabine region of Italy. Field offers a collection of essays and stories that beautifully capture the essence of life in this picturesque countryside, while also delving into the deeper meaning of existence.

One of the remarkable aspects of this book is Field's vivid and poetic prose. His descriptions are richly detailed, allowing readers to envision the sprawling landscapes, ancient vineyards, and charming villages of the Sabine Farm. Field's writing is imbued with a sense of nostalgia and reverence for nature, drawing readers into a world where time seems to slow down and the beauty of everyday life reigns supreme.

Through a series of anecdotes and reflections, Field weaves together themes of love, friendship, and the universal human experience. His musings on the passage of time, the fragility of memory, and the interconnectedness of all things are thought-provoking and profound. Field's essays often delve into the realm of philosophy, making readers question their own perceptions of existence and the meaning they assign to it.

Moreover, the characters inhabiting the Sabine Farm are endearing and relatable, adding a layer of intimacy to the narratives. Their interactions and experiences serve as a microcosm of human relationships, with all their joys, sorrows, and complexities. Field explores themes of love and loss, the struggle for self-discovery, and the power of community. Readers may find themselves experiencing a range of emotions as they connect with the characters and their shared journey.

What sets "Echoes from the Sabine Farm" apart is its ability to transport readers to a different time and place. Field's writing exudes a timeless quality that evokes a sense of tranquility, inviting readers to slow down and savor the beauty of life. The book serves as a gentle reminder to appreciate the simple moments, to embrace the impermanence of life, and to find solace in the echoes of the past.

In conclusion, "Echoes from the Sabine Farm" is a captivating book that offers a meditative journey through the idyllic Italian countryside. Roswell Martin Field's eloquent prose, thoughtful reflections, and well-drawn characters make this a remarkable read for those seeking a contemplative escape. Whether you long for a sense of serenity or find solace in philosophical musings, this book is sure to leave a lasting impression.

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The Writings in Prose and Verse of Eugene Field







One Sunday evening in the winter of 1890 Eugene Field and the writer were walking in Lake View, Chicago, on their way to visit the library of a common friend, when the subject of publishing a book for Field came up for discussion.

The Little Book of Western Verse and The Little Book of Profitable Tales had been privately printed the year before at Chicago, and Field had been frequently reminded that the writer was ready and willing to stand sponsor for any new volume he, Field, might desire to bring out.

"The only thing I have on hand that might make a book," said Field, "are some few paraphrases of the Odes of Horace which my brother, 'Rose,' and I have been fooling over, and which, truth to tell, are certainly freely rendered. There are not enough of them, but we'll do some more, and I'll add a brief Life of Horace as a preface or introduction."

It is to be regretted that Field never carried out his intention with respect to this last, for he had given much thought and study to the great Roman satirist, and what Eugene Field could have said upon the subject must have been of interest. It is my belief that as he thought upon the matter it grew too great for him to handle within the space he had at first determined, and that tucked away within the recesses of his literary intentions was the determination, nullified by his early death, to write, con amore , a life of Quintus Horatius Flaccus... Continue reading book >>

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