Rusticity

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Rusticity

American Gothic
Grant Wood’s painting of stern Iowan farming couple. [Am. Art: Osborne, 1215]
Audrey
awkward rural wench who jilts a countryman for a clown. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare As You Like It]
Caudill, Boone
epitome of the mountain man. [Am. Lit.: The Big Sky]
Compleat Angler, The
fishing, hunting, and philosophizing in rural surroundings. [Br. Lit.: Izaac Walton The Compleat Angler]
Currier and Ives
makers of colorful lithographs of scenes of nature and outdoor recreation. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 699]
North Woods
forest and lake region; setting for lumberjack legends. [Am. Lit.: Hart, 607]
Petticoat Junction
farce set in rural America. [TV: Terrace, II, 205–206]
shtetl
any small-town Jewish settlement in East Europe. [Jewish Hist.: Wigoder, 552]