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The New Georgia Guide Read ✓ 105 So confusing Kilgo's earlier understanding of who they were As some of the unhappy or unpleasant details of his grandfathers' lives come to light they first heighten then assuage Kilgo's ambivalence about a family heritage built as much on myth as on truthThe manner in which Kilgo makes such intensely personal concerns so broadly relevant accentuates what might be called the told rather than the written uality of Inheritance of Horses He is foremost a storyteller working in a style that is classically southern in its pacing and its feel for the land but all his own in its restrained humor and lack of self absorption Guided by a storyteller's respect for common people and common feelings Kilgo never prescribes or moralizes but rather brings us to places where principled choices can be made about what we need and value most in our liv.

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The New Georgia Guide Read ✓ 105 Reconciliation and remembering are the forces at work in Inheritance of Horses In these essays James Kilgo seeks the common ground between his roles as a man as husband and father and as heir to his family legacy Pausing at mid life to make an elouent understated stand against our era's rootlessness he honors friendship kinship nature and traditionIn the opening section Kilgo focuses on the tension between his need for ritualistic male camaraderie and his familial obligations Searching the woods for arrowheads sitting around the dinner table at a hunting lodge or careening down an abandoned logging road in a pickup he seems ever prone to the intrusions of domesticity and civilization a sudden memory of miring the family station wagon in the sand on a beach trip an encounter with a couple on their sixtieth wedding anniversary a strea.

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The New Georgia Guide Read ✓ 105 M littered with trash and stocked with overbred hatchery troutRestlessness and responsibility converge and again clash in the second series of essays in which domestic themes are explored in settings that range from Kilgo's own living room to Yellowstone Park and the deep waters off the Virgin Islands Through such images as a hornet's nest a gale force storm a grizzly bear and a marlin Kilgo gauges the strengths and vulnerabilities of his family and moves toward an existence that is part of not apart from the women in his lifeThe long title essay composes the book's final section Reading through a cache of letters exchanged between his two grandfathers Kilgo recovers and revises his memories of them What he learns of their open passionate friendship reveals an essentially feminine aspect of their patriarchal natures enriching but al.

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  • Hardcover
  • 816
  • The New Georgia Guide
  • Georgia Humanities Council
  • English
  • 27 December 2020
  • 9780820317984