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ID
b60
Title
The Gleaner
Genre
Story
Page Count
7
Word Count
1430
Publisher
New Statesman and Nation
Now and Then
Publication Year
1932
Document Types
Full-text Online
Topics
Age, Farming

A tribute to a noble old woman, "the last of the gleaners, last survivor of an ancient race," gleaning the cornfields as she has done since childhood, crying as she struggles to lift her sack, and tasting the salt of her tears, "the salt of her own body, the salt of the earth." In the New Statesman and Nation (November 5, 1932), Now and Then (Spring 1933), The Woman Who Had Imagination and Other Stories (1934), Country Tales (1938), Country Tales (1940),Love in a Wych Elm and Other Stories(2009). Reprinted in The Best Short Stories of 1934 (London: Cape and Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1934), Best British Short Stories, 1934, Then and Now (London: Cape, 1935).

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