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by Louis Bromfield

eBook Pleasant Valley epub
  • ISBN: 0345221613
  • Author: Louis Bromfield
  • Genre: Biographies
  • Subcategory: Arts & Literature
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books (January 12, 1971)
  • ePUB size: 1268 kb
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Louis Bromfield (December 27, 1896 – March 18, 1956) was an American author and conservationist. He gained international recognition, won the Pulitzer Prize, and pioneered innovative scientific farming concepts.

Louis Bromfield (December 27, 1896 – March 18, 1956) was an American author and conservationist. Louis Brumfield was born in Mansfield, Ohio, in 1896 to Charles Brumfield, originally from New England, and Annette Marie Coulter Brumfield, the daughter of an Ohio pioneer.

Pleasant Valley is one of those refreshing and delightful books that show up once in a lifetime. Read it. It will enrich your life.

Novelist Louis Bromfield won the Pulitzer Prize for literature in 1927 (Early Autumn). He wrote a total of 31 books in his lifetime. But, for my money at least, Pleasant Valley is the best book he ever wrote. Malabar Farm comes a close second. Bromfield's other farm books include: The Farm, 1933 Out of The Earth, 1950 Animals and Other People, 1955 From My Experience, 1955In 1962, his youngest daughter, Ellen, wrote The Heritage - A Daughter's Memories of Louis Bromfield.

Pleasant Valley book. The innovative and visionary work of Louis Bromfield continues to influence agricultural methodologies around the world. The connections between earth and humans are interwoven throughout. Malabar Brazil, under the direction of Ellen Bromfield Geld, has expanded the horizons of her father's principles and pursuits. To ensure the work continues well into the 21st century, the Malabar 2000 Foundation plans to develop a center for study at Malabar Farm to further the work begun in Richland County (Mansfield, Ohio) by Louis Bromfield.

Sunday, 14 June 2015 . Pleasant valley - my ninety acres - louis bromfield. 2015-24 Pleasant Valley - My Ninety Acres - Louis Bromfield. Louis Bromfield was an American author and conservationist who gained international recognition, writing eloquently about rural life and sustainable agriculture. In 1924, his first novel, "The Green Bay Tree", won instant acclaim. He won the 1927 Pulitzer Prize for his best novel Early Autumn. All of his 30 books were best-sellers, and many, such as The Rains Came, were made into successful motion pictures.

Updated on November 27, 2017. Jo is an avid reader of books about sustainable agriculture and organic gardening and an avid gardener. Malabar Farm Near Mansfield Ohio, location of Pleasant Valley. Finding a New Old Book. And I like old books. After I read a book I decide whether or not it's a keeper.

by. Bromfield, Louis, 1896-1956. New York, London, Harper & Brothers. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Louis Bromfield was an American author and conservationist who wrote throughout . Malabar is an Asian word that means beautiful valley.

Louis Bromfield was an American author and conservationist who wrote throughout the Great Depression and lived on Malabar Farm in Columbus Ohio. His characters centered on the Pentlands, a New England family of distinction, but slowly declining over the course of three centuries. But events, including the exposure of a family skeleton, and the introduction of outsiders to the family, would result in some profound effects upon the Pentland clan.

To those who rank The Farm near the top of Louis Bromfield's writings, the news that . Much of it is too detailed for the average human ( for Bromfield's average reader).

To those who rank The Farm near the top of Louis Bromfield's writings, the news that he is doing a companion volume based on his own experiences as a farmer will be welcome. The book has charm - much of it is good reading - the human bits of biography are folklore and legend in the making. Some sections are intended, primarily, for the series agriculturist, the specialist. But, for dipping in a - spattered reading, it forms an intimate introduction, a close-up portrait of a man and a way of life.

"How a way of life was restored by going back "
Comments: (7)
Gavirim
This book is a great introduction for those unfamiliar with the nonfiction works of Louis Bromfield. It's opinionated, politically incorrect, and romantic as you can get. Bromfield was a widely read fiction author in the 1920s, although his books are usually not found in college reading lists anymore. He was also a screenwriter under contract to a Hollywood studio and married into NYC society. At the height of his career, he packed up and moved to France and had a salon of sorts where the literati and gitterati of the age hung out. He stayed until WW II made it imperative that he return "home." Home turned out to be one, and then growing to eventually four, contiguous worn-out farms in Ohio. This book sets the stage for his adventures in bringing these farms back into productivity, using mostly green farming and organic methods. For the latter reason, he's often included in "elders of the tribe" compilations by organic zealots, although in his books Bromfield goes out of his way to make sure his readers don't identify the Malabar Farm gang as "crackpots."

Bromfield knew EVERYBODY, and everybody eventually made their way to Malabar Farm (the name he gave for the entire, four-farm complex and also the name of his second nonfiction book), from movie stars to prominent politicians to well-known authors to NYC socialites to even a classical concert harmonica player (I kid you not). Just to give a flavor, Bogart and Bacall were married at Malabar Farm. How much into-the-pudding can you get?? The stories and essays in Pleasant Valley will entertain and inform, and a few are definitely "two hanky" expositions. An example would be the chapter "My Ninety Acres." I guarantee you won't forget it.

Even with all the romanticism and nostalgia, Bromfield can't completely hide his dominating personality. He literally jumps off the page with opinions and short essays on how he sees agriculture in the USA, national politics, and the global situation. (Remember, this was written right at the beginning of WW II.) I recommend buying Malabar Farm if Pleasant Valley piques your interest. His later two books, Out of the Earth and From My Experience, lose the romanticism and are quite dull by comparison. For a good perspective, I recommend his oldest daughter's book The Heritage. Another reality check, if you can find it in the archives, is the Public Broadcasting look-back called "Return to Pleasant Valley."

Bromfield died in 1954 (I think), and the Malabar complex is now a state park. Yes, Malabar Farm has been turned into a tourist doo-dad, but at least it isn't a ticky-tacky subdivision. I can't say whether or not Bromfield would've liked what happened to his grand experiment in green farming. Read Pleasant Valley and decide for yourself.

Five stars for historical importance, nostalgia, and some great writing.
Wilalmaine
This book was a gift for my son, but since I read it twice some years ago, I can say that it is a most impressive and beautiful true story of novelist Louis Bromfield's return to Ohio, my own native state, where he was born to a long line of Ohio farmers. In the 1940s, he buys neighboring, run-down, soil-depleted farms near Mansfield and begins new agricultural practices as well as reviving a cultural life and in the process creates Malabar Farm, today a heritage site open to the public. The story reminds me of a similar effort in Woodstock, Vt., near where I live. About the same time, the founder of Billings Farm also learned while in Europe of agricultural practices that he applied to improve farming in Vermont.
Anyone who cares about farming and farm life, or even someone who doesn't know anything about it, would probably enjoy this book, which informs and entertains as well. It's a story of a man who took on a huge challenge mid-life, quite different-seeming from his many years as a writer living abroad.
Whatever
I loved it. I gave it to a friend who said she used to visit Malabar farm as a child. She loved it but said it was unrealistic. Organic farming is hard.
MegaStar
Extremely informative! We Americans, especially today, needs to know how to enrich our soils naturally so that our gardens can produce vegetables and fruits overflowing with nutrients.
Ichalote
I bought this because it was one of several valuable books recommended by Gene Logsdon in his own book, THE CONTRARY FARMER. Logsdon said that the chapter entitled, "My Ninety Acres" was one of his favorite short stories. After reading it, all I can say is: me too, me too.

Romantic? Sure. But it gets to the core of what is really important in life.
Mr.Death
Love it!
Cordalas
Interesting historically and Bromfield's predictions for the future are uncanny. I am an Ohio native and owned a Bromfield Boxer so I especially found the subject interesting.
Pleasant Valley gives me a glimpse into early life in Ohio. From Indians to through the Industrial Revolution, from farms to factories..changing life in Ohio and the midwest as people expanded west. Interesting look at families and life.
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