The Woodcutter`s House
After mourning the death of her father, a young woman finds love for the first time.
“Robert Nathan is a law unto himself, Like the little green man, the deity of good humor, who takes control of his fable, he is something of a minor god. He creates his own world (though perhaps it is too quaint and sylvan and unworldly to be called a world), and people it with wasps with beetles with mice and with dogs that love to talk… There are thousands of writers who can tell a story of how a girl fell in love with a boy, but how many can create engaging May-bugs and beetles? You can count’em on one hand.”
New York Times