Utica on the Map

Utica on the Map
Smack in the Center

Monday, January 10, 2011

Inspired by Upstate New York: Edmund Wilson

I will be quoting from a book called Upstate by Edmund Wilson, a writer and literary critic during the first half of the 20th century, friend to F. Scott Fitzgerald, etc. His family owned a house in Talcottville, which he eventually inherited, and he came to this area every summer:

"One felt on the sleeping car in which we first travelled, on the morning train from Utica to Boonville, and in the carriage by which we were met, that one was entering a different world...the forests and fields and snows, the unexpected changes of weather, the rural speech of the people... a vision of the past now remote from the truck-laden highways."

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