Different from most post-apocalyptic
Pastoral – rivers, lakes, forests, nature
“The writer should be more interested in the coffin than in the grief.”
Looks to the future but we’ve dissolved into the past
America people came to → empty of people but lush nature
Going back to ma → going east to original homeland?
Older woman → less fertile
More popular in U.S. than England
18 – 19 century
Confined for life
Cholera, the plague, smallpox, &c.