Diddie Wah Diddie, Doo Wa Ditty, the Big Rock Candy Mountain,the Land of  Cockaigne, Lubberland, Schlaraffenland, and Nowhere share a history that follows a straight, crooked course extending further back in time and covering far more territory than might be thought possible of what today remain most familiar as subjects of simple children's songs and obscure folk tales. These remarkable places lie within the broader borders of equally remarkable lands that exist far beyond here or anywhere, maybe not even somewhere, in other words, nowhere. Although Nowhere can be found in the imaginative landscape of every land's folklore,  Nowhere in America: The Big Rock Candy Mountain and Other Comic Utopias  (University of Illinois Press, l990) proposes to identify and describe its presence in the imaginative landscape of America. 

Diddie Wah Diddie, Doo Wa Ditty, the Big Rock Candy Mountain,the Land of  Cockaigne, Lubberland, Schlaraffenland, and Nowhere share a history that follows a straight, crooked course extending further back in time and covering far more territory than might be thought possible of what today remain most familiar as subjects of simple children's songs and obscure folk tales. These remarkable places lie within the broader borders of equally remarkable lands that exist far beyond here or anywhere, maybe not even somewhere, in other words, nowhere. Although Nowhere can be found in the imaginative landscape of every land's folklore, Nowhere in America: The Big Rock Candy Mountain and Other Comic Utopias (University of Illinois Press, l990) proposes to identify and describe its presence in the imaginative landscape of America. 

 Diddie Wah Diddie, Doo Wa Ditty, the Big Rock Candy Mountain,the Land of  Cockaigne, Lubberland, Schlaraffenland, and Nowhere share a history that follows a straight, crooked course extending further back in time and covering far more territory than might be thought possible of what today remain most familiar as subjects of simple children's songs and obscure folk tales. These remarkable places lie within the broader borders of equally remarkable lands that exist far beyond here or anywhere, maybe not even somewhere, in other words, nowhere. Although Nowhere can be found in the imaginative landscape of every land's folklore,  Nowhere in America: The Big Rock Candy Mountain and Other Comic Utopias  (University of Illinois Press, l990) proposes to identify and describe its presence in the imaginative landscape of America. 

Diddie Wah Diddie, Doo Wa Ditty, the Big Rock Candy Mountain,the Land of  Cockaigne, Lubberland, Schlaraffenland, and Nowhere share a history that follows a straight, crooked course extending further back in time and covering far more territory than might be thought possible of what today remain most familiar as subjects of simple children's songs and obscure folk tales. These remarkable places lie within the broader borders of equally remarkable lands that exist far beyond here or anywhere, maybe not even somewhere, in other words, nowhere. Although Nowhere can be found in the imaginative landscape of every land's folklore, Nowhere in America: The Big Rock Candy Mountain and Other Comic Utopias (University of Illinois Press, l990) proposes to identify and describe its presence in the imaginative landscape of America. 

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