Men in the Field
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By Leo L. Ward | Foreword by John T. Frederick
Men in the Field was first published in 1955, and since then American farmers have witnessed irrevocable changes to their work and way of life. These eighteen stories harvest the humor and pathos, history and myth, of the American cornbelt in a bygone era. The result is a compelling, episodic narrative of American life, in which each moment gleams with their author’s deep love for the earth and his abiding respect for the men and women who till and tend it.
These stories’ flawless reality is a means to an end: the illumination of universal human experience which is the unmistakable and ultimate mark of great art. –From the Foreword by John T. Frederick
Leo L. Ward, C.S.C., (1898–1953) was a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross, professor of English at the University of Notre Dame, and the author of numerous widely acclaimed short stories.