In the Heart of the Heart of the Country - Pages 185 – 194 Summary & Analysis

Gass, William H.
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The narrator switches again into a more poetic, abstract mode of prose as he returns to a discussion of the concept of politics. In this discussion, he incorporates imagery of theater, music, sewage, and towns surrounded by rural landscapes. He then states that his town is exactly fifty buildings long, but its lateral dimensions vary. He says that most of the residences are “fairly spacious farm houses” (186) with pleasant, traditional architectural features. He implies that a far lower percentage of the population is comprised of farmers than it used to be. He briefly describes the local school, but he struggles to accurately describe one of the teachers there, but he states that she is often angry towards the students. The narrator spends much of his time writing fiction and poetry, as he has little else to occupy his time. When he thinks of his...

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