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Vardis Fisher : a Mormon novelist

Author: Michael Austin
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2021] ©2021
Series: Introductions to Mormon thought.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Raised by devout Mormon parents, Vardis Fisher drifted from the faith after college. Yet throughout his long career, his writing consistently reflected Mormon thought. Beginning in the early 1930s, the public turned to Fisher's novels like Children of God to understand the increasingly visible Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His striking works vaulted him into the same literary tier as William Faulkner  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Austin, Michael, 1966-
Vardis fisher
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2021
(DLC) 2021019297
Named Person: Vardis Fisher; Vardis Fisher
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Austin
ISBN: 9780252044090 0252044096 9780252086144 0252086147
OCLC Number: 1243352395
Description: xii, 112 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: "Vardis Fisher was not a Mormon" --
Vardis Fisher and the beginnings of Mormon regionalism --
Children of God and the golden age of Mormon literature --
The not quite not Mormon worldview of the Testament of man.
Series Title: Introductions to Mormon thought.
Responsibility: Michael Austin.

Abstract:

"Raised by devout Mormon parents, Vardis Fisher drifted from the faith after college. Yet throughout his long career, his writing consistently reflected Mormon thought. Beginning in the early 1930s, the public turned to Fisher's novels like Children of God to understand the increasingly visible Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His striking works vaulted him into the same literary tier as William Faulkner while his commercial success opened the New York publishing world to many of the founding figures in the Mormon literary canon. Michael Austin looks at Fisher as the first prominent American author to write sympathetically about the Church and examines his work against the backdrop of Mormon intellectual history. Engrossing and enlightening, Vardis Fisher illuminates the acclaimed author's impact on Mormon culture, American letters, and the literary tradition of the American West"--

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"Vardis Fisher was a key founder of both American Western and Mormon literatures, a master storyteller with a remarkable life, 'an unbeliever who was Mormon to his core'. Michael Austin, Mormon Read more...

 
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