Thursday, August 6, 2009

Quotes: Prairie (3)

Prairie 29 "The prairie...the width and bigness of it, which had expanded her spirit an hour ago, began to frighten her...spread out so, it went on so uncontrollably; she could never know it." Sinclair Lewis, Main Street. The terror of the vast prairie. Incomprehensible.

Prairie 29 "Shadows from immense cumulus clouds were forever sliding across low mounds." Sinclair Lewis, Main Street.

Prairie 37 "She realized the vastness and the emptiness of the land." Sinclair Lewis, Main Street.

Prairie 38 " She wanted to run, fleeing from the encroaching prairie, demanding the security of a great city...oozing out from every drab wall, she felt a forbidding spirit which she could never conquer." Sinclair Lewis: Main Street.The negative spirit of the small town that overwhelms the newcomer.

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