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Nicholas Howe

Nicholas Howe has published essays on place and travel in the Yale Review, Southwest Review, and Dissent. His Crossing an Inland Sea, in which this piece appears, was published by Princeton University Press in 2003.  A scholar of Old English Literature and culture, Howe passed away in 2006.

Summer 2002

Fast-Food America

By Nicholas Howe

When writers claim to avoid interstates and fast-food restaurants in order to find the real America, get set for foolishness about old-time dialects, country crafts, and characters of the sort […]