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Beyond the Plain And Simple: A Patchwork of Amish Lives

Stevick, Pauline

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ISBN 10: 0873388801 / ISBN 13: 9780873388801
Editorial: Kent State Univ Pr, Kent, Ohio, U.S.A., 2007
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Título: Beyond the Plain And Simple: A Patchwork of ...

Editorial: Kent State Univ Pr, Kent, Ohio, U.S.A.

Año de publicación: 2007

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Ilustrador: Freiman Stoltzfus

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: First Edition.

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A series of vignettes describing Amish people and customs

Pauline Stevick has visited more than 50 Amish homes in numerous Amish settlements across the country. She has attended weddings, viewings, school sessions and programs, family gatherings, and more than a dozen church services. She has ridden in Amish carriages and has even slept in Amish homes. Through her close association with the Amish, she has gained unique perspective and is able to provide keen insight into a culture that is misunderstood by many.

Beyond the Plain and Simple reminds readers that although the Amish dress in almost identical clothing, they have distinct personalities and convictions. In vignettes and reflections she reveals the ways in which members of the Amish community live out their faith against the background of their communal culture, all the while emphasizing their individuality. Topics range from Amish family values to women to a retirement community in Florida to an Amish intellectual. Stevick’s eloquent narration is descriptive rather than expository as she often draws comparisons between Amish society and mainstream society, sometimes preferring the Amish ways and at other times questioning them. Beyond the Plain and Simple portrays the Amish as dynamic people who experience struggles, failures, and successes not unique to their community.

About the Author:

Pauline Stevick is adjunct instructor of English and interdisciplinary studies at Messiah College in Pennsylvania, where she has taught courses on faith and fiction, short story, and the literature of nature. She completed her undergraduate work at Roberts Wesleyan College, earned her masters from Millersville University, and has done extensive work at the doctoral level at Penn State University.

Freiman Stolzfus, a Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, native, has illustrated numerous books about the Amish.

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