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|Named Person:||Caroline Gordon; Caroline Gordon; Caroline (Schriftstellerin 1895-1981) Gordon|
|Material Type:||Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Nancylee Novell Jonza
|Description:||xvii, 464 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||Prologue: the matriarch of Merry Mount --
Battles and leaders, 1895-1924 --
Fantastic vision and very strange sights, 1924-1930 --
The chins are immaculate, 1930-1932 --
Portraits of the artist, 1932-1924 --
The cup of fury, 1935-1937 --
A wandering and idle life, 1938-1944 --
The shattering, 1944-1947 --
Testimonies of faith, 1947-1953 --
The malefactors, 1954-1959 --
The shape of the river, 1959-1981.
|Responsibility:||Nancylee Novell Jonza.|
Gordon's nine novels and three short-story collections are a major contribution in their own right to the southern literary renaissance. Despite an enduring readership, however, she still remains in the shadow of her husband, Allen Tate, the Fugitive poet and Agrarian critic. Two recent biographical studies of Gordon have partially rectified this situation, which owes much to Gordon's contrived persona of a traditional southern lady turned artist under the tutelage of a gifted, benevolent male writer. Nonetheless, The Underground Stream is the first biography to investigate fully the causes and effects of Gordon's self-mythologizing, as well as the first to extend its coverage substantially beyond the more than thirty years during which she was closest to Tate.