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Ellen Glasgow : a biography

Author: Susan Goodman
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With such critically acclaimed and best-selling novels as Barren Ground, The Sheltered Life, Vein of Iron, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning In This Our Life, Ellen Glasgow (1873-1945) established herself as one of America's most talented, dedicated, and influential writers. Chronicling the struggles of a fallen South, she pioneered a poetic realism that influenced a generation of southern writers (Robert Penn Warren,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Goodman, Susan, 1951-
Ellen Glasgow.
Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, c1998
(OCoLC)605359545
Named Person: Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow; Ellen Glasgow; Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow; Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Goodman
ISBN: 0801857287 9780801857287 0801873142 9780801873140
OCLC Number: 37579348
Description: xii, 308 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The deep past (1829-1887) --
Sharp realities (1887-1895) --
No place or time (1896-1900) --
Hear hungry (1900-1905) --
The wheel of life (1905-1908) --
Beyond heartbreak (1909-1914) --
New beginnings (1915-1922) --
What endures (1923-1930) --
Blood and irony (1931-1932) --
Vein of iron (1933-1937) --
The ragged edge (1937-1941) --
A certain measure (1942-1945).
Responsibility: Susan Goodman.
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With such critically acclaimed and best-selling novels as Barren Ground, The Sheltered Life, Vein of Iron, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning In This Our Life, Ellen Glasgow (1873-1945) established herself as one of America's most talented, dedicated, and influential writers. Chronicling the struggles of a fallen South, she pioneered a poetic realism that influenced a generation of southern writers (Robert Penn Warren, Eudora Welty, and William Faulkner among them) and shaped the course of American letters. In Ellen Glasgow: A Biography, Susan Goodman vividly brings to life the famously secretive writer, penetrating the myths, half-truths, and lies that have swirled around Glasgow since the publication of her first novel, The Descendent, in 1896. Drawing on previously unpublished papers and personal interviews, Goodman uncovers the engrossing details of Glasgow's family history, social milieu, personal tragedies, and literary career.

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