the mysterious appeal of garrison keillor.

One of my favorite voices ...

source: Slate article

" ... Wobegon allowed him to be both culturally specific"every story is loaded with landmarks and proper names"and yet free from the tyranny of fact.

.... We come from people who brought us up to believe that life is a struggle, And if you should ever feel really happy, be patient. This will pass. ...

... Keillor is always deliberately long on facts, short on conclusions. He avoids paradox and all other forms of rhetorical cleverness, and he prefers anecdote to explanation. He'll name 34 different garden vegetables and nine generations of Inqvist children before he'll offer anything that might seem like a generalization.
...

Being a responsible adult doesn't necessarily mean speaking slowly about tomatoes. ... "


sometimes when i speak i hear him talking.

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  1. garrison keillor
  2. slate
  3. prairie home companion
  4. wobegon
  5. minnesota

Comments


Seth says
Eiamme 2014-10-27 07:41:25 17901
I listened a few times on PBS radio during the days when I had to drive to work - folksy!

yep, very folksy indeed.

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