|Plot Summary of Farmer|
|"In FARMER, a novel published in 1975, Jim Harrison writes about Nature, origins and the heart of America.
Joey is a farmer, an american of the second generation, and the year is 1956. He lives in the northern part of the Michigan state and is one of the teachers of the local school. His sisters have left the country years ago, abandoning him and their mother. His main interests : to hunt and to fish.
During a 6 months period, Joey is going to have a kind of rebellion against his life so regular, a nervous breakdown to use a modern term. Furthermore, he has been seduced by Catherine, a 17 years old student and is soon forgetting his love of 20 years Rosealee.
A book and a writer to discover."
Daniel Staebler, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Farmer|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Inside culture (main char)
- story of the poor
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Outside culture (society)
- American Midwest
- American American
If story of urban/rural...
- Small town life
- mental illness
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- missing body parts/abilities
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 9 ()
- lot of descript of animal care
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
- actual description of hetero sex
- descript. of female anat. (the big B's)
- descript. of female anat. (the big V)
- descript. of nude males (the big P)
- a lot of flashback and forwards
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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