Introduction by James M. Hughes
9781888683332 l $15.95
355 pages; 5 1/2" by 8 1/4"
In daylight, Bromfield
wrote and worked in his garden [in Senlis France where The
Farm was written]. At night, he dreamed of buying a farm.
He dreamed of his boyhood Pleasant Valley.
"I would find myself returning to the country-going
back again to the mint-scented pastures of
Pleasant Valley, or to the orchards of my grandfather's farm.
It was as if all the while my spirit were tugging to return there-as
if I was under a compulsion. And those dreams were associated
with the sensation of warmth and security and satisfaction that
was almost physical. I found myself spending more and more of
my sleeping hours in the country where I was born. And always
what I dreamed of was Ohio-and my own country"