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Ellen Glasgow: A Biography
In novels including The Sheltered Life, Vein of Iron and In This Our Life, Ellen Glasgow (1873-1945) sought a commitment to truth beyond human weakness, what she called the living pulse of experience. This biography brings to life the influential and famously secretive writer.
Paperback, 344 pages
Published February 11th 2003 by Johns Hopkins University Press
(first published 1998)
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Just finished rereading this biography of Glasgow by Susan Goodman. I suppose all biographers have to pick and choose what they focus on in their work, but I did feel that some sections missed the spirit of what Glasgow was experiencing, given what I've read of her letters and interviews with family/friends. Parts, like the conclusion, spoke strongly to me, but other sections, like the beginning of her relationship with Henry Anderson, seemed antiseptic in their presentation. I love Goodman's ...more