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  • ISBN 0807118796
  • ISBN13 978-0807118795
  • Language English
  • Author Terry Roberts
  • Publisher LSU Press; First Edition. First Printing edition (February 1, 1994)
  • Pages 176
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  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory History and Criticism
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Although Elizabeth Spencer's best-known, early novels have received well-deserved attention, her later, more challenging fiction has been generally ignored or misread. In Self and Community in the Fiction of Elizabeth Spencer, conceived as a comprehensive introduction to Spencer's work, Terry Roberts argues persuasively for a reevaluation of the Mississippi native's writing, demonstrating clearly that throughout a career of thirty-five years Spencer has sustained a unique, profound artistic vision based on the idea of community, examining ever more closely its texture and implications, as her writing technique has grown increasingly sophisticated.The idea of community and the individual's relationship to it has pervaded southern literature, and as Roberts reveals, that theme runs throughout Spencer's novels as well, even when their settings are not in the South. In her early novels, such as The Voice at the Back Door (1956) and This Crooked Way (1952), Spencer uses traditional narrative form and an objective viewpoint in setting the action of her books within the context of a small southern community. With The Light in the Piazza (1960) and Knights and Dragons (1965), both set in Italy, she shows a growing interest in characters alienated from, though still strongly affected by, their community. In her next stage of writing, in cosmopolitan novels such as No Place for an Angel (1967) and The Snare (1972), Spencer examines more complex social communities marked by late-twentieth-century anxieties and dislocations, and penetrates the psyches of the disaffected and alienated. She also experiments with new techniques in narrative structure, chronology, imagery, and point of view as means to dramatize how an individual both shapes and is shaped by the surrounding community.Unfortunately, many reviewers and critics misunderstood Spencer's innovative fiction. And ironically, Roberts maintains, it was just as her work was becoming less accessible that she was making her greatest strides artistically. Beginning with No Place for an Angel, for example, Spencer was moving toward a complex and subtle treatment of spiritual reconciliation in her novels, mirroring a sort of artistic reconciliation in her mastery of balance between content and technique. The Snare, The Salt Line (1984), and The Night Travellers (1991) are Spencer's best portrayals of people stripped of communal definition and support.Roberts examines Spencer's work in chronological order, typically discussing one novel per chapter, and treating her short stories in a separate chapter. He has had several long interviews with Spencer, and he draws on them to refine his understanding of her fiction.Self and Community in the Fiction of Elizabeth Spencer leaves no doubt that this writer merits a more prominent place in American literature. Roberts' straight-forward, clearly written introduction to her work will be welcomed by the scholar and general reader alike.

Although Elizabeth Spencer's best-known, early novels have received well-deserved attention, her later, more . Terry Roberts’ direct ancestors have lived in the mountains of Western North Carolina since the time of the Revolutionary War.

Although Elizabeth Spencer's best-known, early novels have received well-deserved attention, her later, more challenging fiction has been generally ignored or misread. In Self and Community in the Fiction of Elizabeth Spencer, conceived as a comprehensive introduction to Spencer's work, Terry Roberts argues persuasively for a reevaluation of the Mississippi native's writin Although Elizabeth Spencer's best-known, early novels have received well-deserved attention, her later, more challenging fiction has been generally ignored or misread.

Bibliographic Details  . Although Elizabeth Spencer's best-known, early novels have received well-deserved attention, her later, more challenging fiction has been generally ignored or misread

Bibliographic Details Publisher: LSU Press. Although Elizabeth Spencer's best-known, early novels have received well-deserved attention, her later, more challenging fiction has been generally ignored or misread.

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Non-fiction books Bowen's Court (1942, 1964) Seven Winters . Elizabeth Bowen died of lung cancer in a London hospital on 22 February 1973, aged 73.

Non-fiction books Bowen's Court (1942, 1964) Seven Winters: Memories of a Dublin Childhood (1942) English Novelists (1942) Anthony Trollope: A New Judgement (1946) Why Do I Write? .

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Elizabeth Spencer (July 19, 1921 – December 23, 2019) was an American writer. Spencer's first novel, Fire in the Morning, was published in 1948

Elizabeth Spencer (July 19, 1921 – December 23, 2019) was an American writer. Spencer's first novel, Fire in the Morning, was published in 1948. She wrote a total of nine novels, seven collections of short stories, a memoir (Landscapes of the Heart, 1998), and a play (For Lease or Sale, 1989). Her novella The Light in the Piazza (1960) was adapted for the screen in 1962 and transformed into a Broadway musical of the same name in 2005. She was a five-time recipient of the O. Henry Award for short fiction.