"The Land of Little Rain" by Mary Austin
California, O'California, the hopeless dream, the heartbeat of the mind, filled with sorrow and broken hearts, with little help from the wind gods; where the queen of the subtle and sarcastic presides over the nature of life. Mary Austin in the essay The Land of Little Rain (1903) elaborates on the nature of life in California, seen through the heart of a lost woman trying to catch the ray of light. California is the land so inhospitable to any life. But life, by adapting to it, although to its own disadvantage, found a way and flourished.
"Void of life it never is, however dry the air and villainous the soil".…
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