[Missouri-l] final reminder: Accessible World Special Program Series presents the controversy between Laura Engels Wilder and her daughter Rose Wilder Lane July 13, 2010
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Tue Jul 13 09:06:27 CDT 2010
Loved since first published, The Little House On The Prairie books,
written by Laura Ingalls Wilder, have been beloved by children for
generations. Just last week a grandmother spoke eagerly with me about
the search she and her daughter-in-law had undertaken to find all nine
of the Little House books for a granddaughter and daughter. Why are
these books still so popular with adults and children alike? In a time
when families worked very hard just for food and shelter, Laura
Ingalls Wilder became a phenomenon in the publishing world. What was
the impact of her writing on attitudes toward women in America? Did
she really write all the Little House books? There is great debate
about that. What part did her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, play in
their writing and subsequent publication?
Mary Ingalls, blind at the age of 14, was portrayed in the Little
House series quite differently from the real life she lived? Did she
marry? Did her vision return? How was disability of women in
particular viewed in that time?
For answers to these questions, I invite you to a discussion of three
women who, each, in her own way, affected American life and culture in
a profound way still felt today.
Presenter: Bonnie Blose
E-Mail: bookmaven1 at verizon.net
Date: Tuesday July 13, 2010
Time: 6:00 PM PDT, 7:00 PM MDT, 8:00PM. CDT, 9:00 PM EDT
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