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In Sinclair Lewis’ Main Street or Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio—to name just twofamous literary examples of this critique—the communal spirit serves as a byword for provincialism, and bigotry.
No matter how many movers and shakers roll in and out of town, or how many sophisticated boutiques grace its streets, Milan simply cannot escape its provincialism.
Some combination of D.C. provincialism and the Rip Van Winkle effect of seven years behind bars would have to be overcome.
But when the sport itself leaves the country, the provincialism sets in.
The apparent provincialism of the inhabitants of the plains is actually a kind of camouflage: A plainsman would not only claim to be ignorant of the ways of other regions but willingly appear to be misinformed about them.
For others, admitting to and shedding their Manhattan provincialism takes more time.
And Richard’s big ideas don’t square with small-minded provincialism that extends from the father of his beloved (Ricardo Guiterrez) to his own older brother (longtime American Players Theatre actor Travis A. Knight).
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