Hardback
June 21, 1990
9780813117171
English
160
9 b/w photographs, 5 woodcuts, 26 illustrations, 1 map
10.00 Inches (US)
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1.35 Pounds (US)
$30.00 USD
v2.1 Reference
Electronic book text
December 14, 2021
9780813188379
9780813117171
English
160
9 b&w halftones, 5 illustrations, 26 illustrations, 1 map
10.00 Inches (US)
7.00 Inches (US)
$30.00 USD
v2.1 Reference

Shantyboat On The Bayous

Since the publication of Shantyboat: A River Way of Life in 1953, Harlan Hubbard achieved a wide reputation as a modern-day Thoreau. Not content simply to advocate a life of simplicity and self-sufficiency, Hubbard and his wife Anna in 1944 built with their own hands a houseboat on the banks of the Ohio near Cincinnati and in 1946 set out on a leisurely, five-year journey down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. Shantyboat, Hubbard's recounting of their journey to New Orleans, and Payne Hollow: Life on the Fringe of Society, his sequel telling of their life in a corner of rural Kentucky after their return, won him a host of readers.

Shantyboat on the Bayous is the middle chapter of the Hubbard saga. It tells of Harlan and Anna's voyage of explorations into the remote reaches of Louisiana. For more than a year after reaching New Orleans, the Hubbards meandered through the lush Cajun country on the Intracoastal Waterway, along Bayou Lafourche, thought the marshes around Avery Island, and finally up the storied Bayou Teche toward the farthest point of navigation.

The story of these travels, along with the author's illustrations of the bayou country, offers a portrait of one of the most unusual and least-known regions of our country and of the people who inhabit it. In this book, the Hubbards once again demonstrate their gift for living in simple and eloquent harmony with the land. As Don Wallis notes in his foreword, Shantyboat on the Bayous completes Hubbard's autobiography of "the life he shared with Anna, self-created and self-sustained, difficult and joyful, full of achievement and discovery, diligence, pleasure, and reward."

Here is a jewel of a travel book, certain to be treasured by Hubbard's many admirers and discovered by scores of new ones.

About the Author

Writer and artist, Harlan Hubbard (1900–1988) was heavily influenced in how he lived his live by Henry David Thoreau. His books include, Shantyboat: A River Way of Life, Payne Hollow Journal, and The Woodcuts of Harlan Hubbard.

Reviews

"There is about Harlan's account of their years in the sleepy bayou country a dreamy, drifting quality, full of sunlight and dark water beneath overhanging trees draped with Spanish moss. But more than this, it is an account of two people living with each other and with nature."—Louisville Courier-Journal

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Other Titles by Harlan Hubbard

Payne Hollow Journal

Harlan Hubbard
Dec 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$30.00 USD - Electronic book text

Shantyboat Journal

Harlan Hubbard
Oct 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$30.00 USD - Hardback
$30.00 USD - Electronic book text

The Watercolors of Harlan Hubbard

Harlan Hubbard, Bill Caddell, Flo Caddell, foreword by Peter Morrin, with contributions byJessica Whitehead, photographs by David Aaron Marshall, with contributions byWendell Berry
Oct 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$39.95 USD - Electronic book text
$39.95 USD - Hardback

Other Titles in HISTORY / United States / General

Older Rural Americans

edited by E. Grant Youmans
Dec 2025 - University Press of Kentucky
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$45.00 USD - Electronic book text

The Organic City

Patricia Mooney Melvin
Mar 2025 - University Press of Kentucky
$25.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$45.00 USD - Electronic book text

Landaluce

Mary Perdue, foreword by Jon White
Jul 2022 - University Press of Kentucky
$29.95 USD - Hardback
$29.95 USD - Electronic book text
$29.95 USD - Electronic book text