Carlyle and Alcott have breakfastPosted: February 2, 2021 Filed under: food, New England 2 Comments
This is Amos Alcott, Louisa May’s father, fictionalized as Bob Odenkirk in the latest Little Women film:
from The Flowering of New England by Van Wyck Brooks, a vivid read. Imagine this man chowing down on strawberry potatoes:
You should look at ‘Eden’s Outcasts’, Pulitzer Prize winning book by John Matteson on relationship between Louisa M Alcott and her father. Bronson’s meetings with Carlyle are discussed and interesting letters of introduction by Emerson!
Ah thanks Paula, I’ll check that out!