Moveable Feast: How Wild Was My Village

At Hampton Plantation State Historic Site


The second CLASS Publishing reprint of Archibald Rutledge's work "How Wild Was My Village" (first published for brief circulation in 1969) has an interesting literary origin and history, which William Baldwin recounts in his new Foreword to the book. The question posed to the village residents (all renamed to protect the guilty) is "what was the defining moment of your life," which some recount from beyond the grave while others from living memory. With bold illustrations by D.P. McGuire and set in free verse poetry, the tales told are filled with violence, longing, regret, fear, betrayal, redemption and love – all of the burdens of humanity, whether the stage is a metropolis or a tiny community like McClellanville.


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