"Sacramental Resistance" to pastoral dreams: the Midwestern land in the works of Sherwood Anderson and his contemporaries.
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Buechsel, Mark Peter.
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This project investigates the neo-sacramentalism of various Midwestern modernists, particularly that of Sherwood Anderson. Modernists from the Midwest tended to draw from Midwestern nature a sacramental vision of the world that questioned the literalist epistemology bequeathed by New England Calvinism and embodied in industrialism.