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Caroline Ferguson Gordon was a notable American novelist and literary critic who, while still in her thirties, was the recipient of two prestigious literary awards, a 1932 Guggenheim Fellowship and a 1934 O. Henry Award. October 6, 1895 (age 85). Todd County, Kentucky, United States of America. They immediately embarked on a passionate love affair which culminated in a pregnancy and a May 15, 1925 wedding.
The Glory of Hera (1972).
Caroline Gordon's marriage to Allen Tate ended in divorce in 1945, followed by a 1946 remarriage and an ultimate divorce in 1959. They continued to correspond, however, and remained friends. On November 24, 1947, during another difficult period in her marriage, Gordon converted to Catholicism. She became a friend and mentor to the Southern novelist Walker Percy, another convert to Catholicism, aiding him in his literary efforts. Old Red and Other Stories (1963). The Glory of Hera (1972). The Collected Stories of Caroline Gordon (1981).
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She is already a rare phenomenon: a Catholic novelist with a real dramatic sense, one who relies more on her technique than her piety. This collection of letters and other documents offers the most complete portrait of the relationship between two of the American South’s most acclaimed twentieth-century writers: Flannery O’Connor and Caroline Gordon.
Caroline Gordon writes with uncommon probity and assurance. I had never heard of Caroline Gordon before reading this collection of her short stories. I was, for the most part, very impressed with her stories
Caroline Gordon writes with uncommon probity and assurance. Caroline Gordon (1895–1981) was the author of nine novels, two short story collections, and two works of criticism. I was, for the most part, very impressed with her stories. They span many times and places, although many do center around life in the South when it was still a unique part of the country. Gordon captures the intimacy and warmth of the southern life style while exploring the complexity of life and death.
Critical discussions of Caroline Gordon often focus on her economy of style, classic simplicity, and thematic complexity. In her loyalty to Southern tradition, Gordon might be called an unreconstructed Southerner. Most of her finest stories are histories, told through a few selected and carefully employed details. These stories may recall family reunions, as in The Petrified Woman, or preserve family anecdotes about an eccentric such as Aleck Maury. She, like the Southern Agrarians among whom her husband Allen Tate was numbered, believed that the Northern victory in the Civil War was not a victory for humanity but a sad defeat.