Wisconsin is my doorstep: A Dramatist's Yarn Book of Wisconsin Lore 1948 Robert E. Gard SIGNED ~ Folklore


Title: Wisconsin is my doorstep: A Dramatist's Yarn Book of Wisconsin Lore

Author: Robert E. Gard / Decorations by Frank Utpatel

Description: Signed by Gard on half-title page. First Edition stated. Boards in plum-colored cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Bit of sticker remainder on front free endpaper, else clean. Dust jacket is edge-worn; has a large, tape-repaired tear on the front panel; spine faded; not price clipped ($3.50); in an archival mylar sleeve. xv, 194 pages.

Twelves yarns of Wisconsin lore, stories passed down by generations, here skillfully told by Gard, who in their telling combines straight narrative, dramatic conversation, and quotations from original sources.

Robert E. Gard (1910-1992) was a prominent dramatist, folklorist and professor emeritus of creative writing at University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as the founder of the Wisconsin Idea Theater, the Wisconsin Regional Writers' Association, the School of the Arts in Rhinelander, and the publishing corporation Wisconsin House. His WHA-Radio program, and WHA-TV program in the later-1950s, ''Wisconsin Is My Doorstep,'' was well-known to the people of Wisconsin.

Illustrated by Frank Utpatel (1905-1980), a lifelong resident of Wisconsin, best known for his Arkham House book covers.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Good–

Publisher: Longmans, Green and Co.
Place: New York - London - Toronto
Year: 1948

Keywords: Folklore

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