English Professor Patrick Hicks to Speak about 'The Thresher'

The Thresher by Herbert Krause (2017 ed.)

The Center for Western Studies invites you to join us Friday, October 13, 2017, from 4-5 p.m. to celebrate the release of the Center's new edition of Herbert Krause’s classic Minnesota farm novel, "The Thresher." 

Patrick Hicks, who succeeds Krause as writer-in-residence at Augustana University, will discuss the representation of the complex relationship between the land and those who farmed it in this second book of Krause’s gritty prairie trilogy, which includes "Wind Without Rain" (1939), "The Thresher" (1946), and "The Oxcart Trail" (1954). Acquainting a new generation of readers with "The Thresher," Hicks has crafted a stirring introduction to this new edition.

Patrick Hicks is the author of "The Commandant of Lubizec: A Novel of the Holocaust and Operation Reinhard(2014) and the short story collection "The Collector of Names" (2015), as well as six poetry collections. He is also the editor of "A Harvest of Words" (2010), a collection of contemporary South Dakota poetry published by the Center for Western Studies with support from the NEH.

This event is free and open to the public. Patrick Hicks will sign copies of this new 510-page edition of "The Thresher," available for purchase at $10.00.