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Author Heyman, Stephen, author.

Title The planter of modern life : Louis Bromfield and the seeds of a food revolution / Stephen Heyman.

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  B BROMFIELD, LOUIS    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Biographies  B BROMFIELD    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  BIO BROMFIELD    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Biography  B BROMFIELD    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  92 BROMFIELD, LOU    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Biographies  BIOG BROOMFIELD, LOUIS    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 340 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "How a literary idol of the Lost Generation launched America's organic and sustainable food movement. In interwar France, Louis Bromfield was equally famous as a writer and as a gardener. He pruned dahlias with Edith Wharton, weeded Gertrude Stein's vegetable patch, and fed the starving artists who flocked to his farmhouse outside Paris. His best-selling novels earned him a Pulitzer-and the jealousy of friends like Ernest Hemingway. But his radical approach to the soil has aged better than his books, inspiring a wave of farmers, foodies, and chefs to rethink how they should grow and consume their food. In 1938, Bromfield returned to his native Ohio, an expat novelist now reinvented as the squire of 1,000-acre Malabar Farm. Transplanting ideas from India and Europe, he created a mecca for forward- thinking agriculturalists and a rural retreat for celebrities like Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall (who were married there in 1945). Bromfield's untold story is a fascinating history of people and places-and of deep-rooted concerns about the environment and its ability to sustain our most basic needs and pleasures"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Bromfield, Louis, 1896-1956 -- Homes and haunts -- Ohio.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Authors, American -- Homes and haunts -- Ohio.
Agriculture -- Ohio -- History -- 20th century.
Farm life -- Ohio -- History -- 20th century.
Ohio -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Farmers -- Ohio -- Biography.
Bromfield, Louis, 1896-1956. (OCoLC)fst00052865
Agriculture. (OCoLC)fst00801355
Authors, American. (OCoLC)fst00821764
Authors, American -- Homes and haunts. (OCoLC)fst00821779
Farm life. (OCoLC)fst00921052
Farmers. (OCoLC)fst00921321
Homes. (OCoLC)fst01353235
Intellectual life. (OCoLC)fst00975769
Ohio. (OCoLC)fst01205075
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781324001898 (hardcover)
1324001895 (hardcover)
9781324001904 (epub)
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