Watch with me: and six other stories of the yet-remembered Ptolemy Proudfoot and his wife, Miss Minnie, née Quinch

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Never has Wendell Berry seemingly had so much fun as he does in spinning the tall tales of Ptolemy Proudfoot, "a member of a large clan of large people." Tol Proudfoot is a farmer, a longtime bachelor at war with his clothes. The challenge of arriving in presentable fashion at the harvest festival in order to court Miss Minnie, Port William's schoolmarm, is an epic battle. But Miss Minnie is delighted to have "Mr. Proudfoot" bid on her cake at the bake auction for a princely sum, and pleased to have him see her home. Rich in humor and wisdom, each of these stories highlights the comic and poignant ways in which Port William's denizens cope with the intrusions of the twentieth century into their idyllic, agrarian world.
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subject_facetCity and town life -- Fiction
City and town life -- Kentucky -- Fiction
Electronic books
Farm life -- Fiction
Farm life -- Kentucky -- Fiction
Farmers -- Fiction
Farmers -- Kentucky -- Fiction
Historical fiction
Kentucky -- Fiction
Short stories, American
title_displayWatch with me : and six other stories of the yet-remembered Ptolemy Proudfoot and his wife, Miss Minnie, née Quinch
title_fullWatch with me : and six other stories of the yet-remembered Ptolemy Proudfoot and his wife, Miss Minnie, née Quinch [electronic resource] / Wendell Berry
Watch with me : and six other stories of the yet-remembered Ptolemy Proudfoot and his wife, Miss Minnie, née Quinch / Wendell Berry
title_shortWatch with me
title_suband six other stories of the yet-remembered Ptolemy Proudfoot and his wife, Miss Minnie, née Quinch
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Electronic books
Farm life
Farmers
Short stories, American