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Young, Marguerite 1908-1995

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Works: 59 works in 115 publications in 1 language and 3,963 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Bibliography  Periodicals 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3547.O49, B
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Most widely held works by Marguerite Young
Miss MacIntosh, my darling by Marguerite Young( Book )
19 editions published between 1965 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This novel is one of the most ambitious and remarkable literary achievements of our time. It is a picaresque, psychological novel--a novel of the road, a journey or voyage of the human spirit in its search for reality in a world of illusion and nightmare. It is an epic of what might be called the Arabian Nights of American life. Marguerite Young's method is poetic, imagistic, incantatory; in prose of extraordinary richness she tests the nature of her characters--and the nature of reality. Miss MacIntosh, My Darling is written with oceanic music moving at many levels of consciousness and perception; but the toughly fibred realistic fabric is always there, in the happenings of the narrative, the humor, the precise details, the definitions of the characters. Miss MacIntosh herself, who hails from What Cheer, Iowa, and seems downright and normal, with an incorruptible sense of humor and the desire to put an end to phantoms; Catherine Cartwheel, the opium lady, a recluse who is shut away in a great New England seaside house and entertains imaginary guests; Mr. Spitzer, the lawyer, musical composer and mystical space traveler, a gentle man, wholly unsure of himself and of reality; his twin brother Peron, the gay and raffish gambler and virtuoso in the world of sports; Cousin Hannah, the horsewoman, balloonist, mountain-climber and militant Boston feminist, known as Al Hamad through all the seraglios of the East; Titus Bonebreaker of Chicago, wild man of God dreaming of a heavenly crown; the very efficient Christian hangman, Mr. Weed of the Wabash River Valley; a featherweight champion who meets his equal in a graveyard--these are a few who live with phantasmagorical vividness in the pages of Miss MacIntosh, My Darling. The novel touches on many aspects of life--drug addiction, woman's suffrage, murder, suicide, pregnancy both real and imaginary, schizophrenia, many strange loves, the psychology of gambling, perfectionism; but the profusion of this huge book serves always to intensify the force of the central question: "What shall we do when, fleeing from illusion, we are confronted by illusion?" What is real, what is dream? Is the calendar of the human heart the same as that kept by the earth? Is it possible that one may live a secondary life of which one does not know? In every aspect, Miss MacIntosh, My Darling stands by itself--in the lyric beauty of its prose, its imaginative vitality and cumulative emotional power. It is the work of a writer of genius
Angel in the forest by Marguerite Young( Book )
14 editions published between 1945 and 1994 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harp song for a radical : the life and times of Eugene Victor Debs by Marguerite Young( Book )
6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"All these threads come together in the life and personality of Eugene Debs. His childhood was spent in Terre Haute, Indiana, in the pastoral America that faded into a distant golden memory after the Civil War, when the town became a center of transportation for industrial expansion. We see Debs finding employment in the railroad yards, becoming caught up in the plight of his fellow workers, editing the union paper, traveling across the country, gathering the knowledge and acquiring the consciousness that inspired him to espouse collective action on behalf of labor, to found the Industrial Workers of the World, and to run as the Socialist candidate for president of the United States five times - three times from prison."--Jacket
Angel in the forest, a fairy tale of two Utopias by Marguerite Young( Book )
9 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inviting the muses : stories, essays, reviews by Marguerite Young( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Marguerite Young is best known as the author of Miss MacIntosh, My Darling, a 1200-page novel published to great critical acclaim in 1965 and since then considered a landmark of contemporary American literature. But she is also an enchanting essayist and a perceptive critic, and Inviting the Muses gathers all her shorter prose writings, most of which are unknown even to her admirers." "Three short stories (one previously unpublished) are followed by essays and reviews on a wide variety of topics: the Midwest in which Young grew up, writers she admires, the act of writing itself, dolls, horses, deaf-mutes, Mormons (Young is a descendant of Brigham Young), and always the primacy of the imagination in all human endeavors." "Young celebrates "complex life and complex letters" (the title of one of the essays), avoiding the commonplace to seek out the mysterious unities that bind disparate activities. Her style mixes elegance with whimsy, wisdom with wit, and her attitude alternates between wonder for life in all its bizarre variety and impatience with those blind to that variety. Inviting the Muses reconfirms Young's eminence as a grande dame of American letters."--Jacket
Moderate fable by Marguerite Young( Book )
4 editions published in 1944 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prismatic ground by Marguerite Young( Book )
1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leaves, leaves by Marguerite Young( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Below the city by Marguerite Young( Book )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Review of contemporary fiction : Kathy Acker ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The review of contemporary fiction : casebook study of Gilbert Sorrentino's Imaginative qualities of actual things ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pacific transport by Marguerite Young( Book )
2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Getting to know botanical gardens : activity book by Katherine Stewart( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel by Marguerite Young( Book )
1 edition published in 1966 in Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marguerite Young reads from Miss MacIntosh, my darling by Marguerite Young( Recording )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Following comments on the author's life and works, Marguerite Young reads excerpts from her novel Miss MacIntosh, my darling which deals with a young girl's quest for reality and her eventual acceptance of the place of illusion in human existence
"This casually selected page" by Marguerite Young( Book )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A section from Miss MacIntosh, my darling by Marguerite Young( Book )
1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Old James by Marguerite Young( )
1 edition published in 1944 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The review of contemporary fiction ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Measuring up II : an evaluation of water quality information provided to drinking water consumers in California by Marguerite Young( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Young, Marguerite 1909-
Young, Marguerite 1909-1995
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English (90)
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