This article is from 2009.
For a man so hometown America he bleeds apple pie, Keillor is cited less often as an incisive wit and social commentator.
His treacly, mid-western baritone might not be the acerbic voice of political dissent but in his books and his celebrated monologues for US public radio he explores middle America’s love/hate relationship with the cultural stereotypes that bind it: the farmer, the immigrant, the beliver and of course the romantic in a gently subversive way, while losing none of his comic steer.
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