|What would that be, except –|
|A story from America’s western frontier,
In the latter part of the nineteenth century,
Our defining time and place.
|What would that story build upon, except –|
|Western literary traditions back to the Greeks,
McGuffy readers, Methodist hymns,
Civil War memories, and human fallibility.
|What would that story be about, except –|
| Stepping behind the curtain of daily needs and fears,
To confront again how best to live this life and die,
Through one man’s eyes, an Everyman.
|What would that novella be called, except –|
About the Author
Postscript to the Writing of American Spirit
A Review of American Spirit by a Distinguished Writer
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