The Complete Letters of Constance Fenimore Woolson

Constance Fenimore Woolson Sharon L. Dean


The Complete Letters of Constance Fenimore Woolson

The Complete Letters of Constance Fenimore Woolson

  • Title: The Complete Letters of Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • Author: Constance Fenimore Woolson Sharon L. Dean
  • ISBN: 9780813039893
  • Page: 279
  • Format: Hardcover



Meticulously edited and contextualized, Dean s edition of Woolson s complete letters opens the door to an extraordinarily gifted writer s world It offers depth to Woolson studies, but it also connects Woolson to the nineteenth century literary marketplace in new and fascinating ways We see Woolson the tough but astute literary critic, the precise businesswoman, and the Meticulously edited and contextualized, Dean s edition of Woolson s complete letters opens the door to an extraordinarily gifted writer s world It offers depth to Woolson studies, but it also connects Woolson to the nineteenth century literary marketplace in new and fascinating ways We see Woolson the tough but astute literary critic, the precise businesswoman, and the keen cultural critic of the North, the South, and Europe Perhaps most importantly, Woolson s letters counter many false impressions of an isolated woman This was a life lived Sharon M Harris, University of Connecticut Uncovers the complex, witty, cosmopolitan, imaginative Woolson, who appears obliquely in her prose and poetry Peopled by the famous, the infamous, and the unknown, the letters sparkle with intelligence and energy, providing insight into contemporary attitudes that Woolson sometimes shared, sometimes satirized, and sometimes defied, while they reveal an ample sensibility that anticipates today s concerns for the environment, regional and national identity, and global citizenship Karen L Kilcup, author of Robert Frost and Feminine Literary Tradition The Complete Letters of Constance Feni Woolson vibrate with the intelligence and sensitivity of an immensely private woman who reached out through her correspondence in search of like minded souls She found comrades among some of the most accomplished writers of her era as well as among men of science Ultimately, these letters reveal the broad scope of a well traveled life and the depth of an intensely observant artist Every reader interested in the lives of nineteenth century authors or women should savor every one of this extraordinary writer s letters Anne Boyd Rioux, president, Constance Feni Woolson SocietyConstance Feni Woolson 1840 1894 led a colorful life, travelling throughout the U.S and Europe, becoming a literary star, whose work was published in the premier magazines of her day She wrote critically acclaimed novels, short stories, and poetry before her mysterious and untimely death in Venice at age fifty three Sharon Dean has recompiled, dated, and, in many cases, physically reassembled Woolson s extant correspondence from nearly forty sources A trenchant critic of the customs and s of her age, Woolson, in her letters, offers rich personal detail alongside nuanced ruminations on contemporary political and social conditions.Sharon L Dean is professor emerita of English at Rivier College in New Hampshire One of the foremost experts on Constance Feni Woolson, her most recent publication is Constance Feni Woolson Selected Stories and Travel Narratives.


Recent Comments "The Complete Letters of Constance Fenimore Woolson"

A monumental accomplishment. Thank you Sharon Dean for opening up the person behind the works. Constance Fenimore Woolson was not only an amazing writer but a fascinating person.


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