In this literary biography, Goodman traces the life of the brilliant but troubled Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Jean Stafford, and reassesses her importance. Drawing on a wealth of original material, Goodman describes the vital connections beftween Stafford's life and her fiction, as well as her amazing abilitry to transform the chaotic details of her life into elegant stories.
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Charlotte M. Goodman is Professor Emerita of English at Skidmore College.From Publishers Weekly:
Although this intimately detailed literary biography doesn't quite pin down its subject, it inspires a desire to read Stafford's fiction ( The Mountain Lion , etc.), which has been reissued and rediscovered by a new generation of readers since her death in 1979. An embittered alcoholic, anorexic and neurotic, plagued by a sense of dislocation, Stafford portrayed characters trapped by their inner conflicts, particularly alienated women or young girls. Goodman, professor of English at Skidmore, argues that the writer's overidentification with a misogynistic father, her parents' troubled relationship and her uprooting from a beloved ranch in California contributed to her insecurity. These factors may also have affected her stormy first marriage to Robert Lowell; a third marriage, to New Yorker staff writer A. J. Liebling, was much happier. Goodman draws vital links between the life and art. Photos.
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Descripción Univ of Texas Pr, 1990. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0292740220
Descripción Univ of Texas Pr, 1990. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0292740220
Descripción Univ of Texas Pr, 1990. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110292740220