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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1564780139
ISBN-13: 9781564780133
Sku: 30484288
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9H x 6.25L x 1.5T
Pages:  1198
Age Range:  NA
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Marguerite Young spent 19 years writing this monumental novel about Vera Cartwheel and her search through the American midwest by bus for her beloved nursemaid, Miss MacIntosh. En route, Vera meditates about her childhood with her opium-addicted mother and interacts with her colorful fellow passengers on the bus.
Author Bio
Marguerite Young
A descendant of Brigham Young, Marguerite Young graduated from Butler University in Indiana with a B.A. in English and French, and in 1936 she received an M.A. from the University of Chicago; eventually, she also earned a Ph.D. at the University of Iowa. After living for a time in the Midwest, teaching at various universities, she moved to New York, where she taught at the New School for Social Research. Young wrote fiction, poetry, a non-fiction "epic" about the utopian community of New Harmony, Indiana, and a biography of socialist Eugene V. Debs. She finished her monumental 1,200-page work of fiction, MISS MACINTOSH MY DARLING in 1963; it was published in 1965 and immediately proclaimed "a master work" by the New York Times Book Review, "a massive achievement" by Jerzy Kozinsky, and "the Great American Novel" by a surprising number of critics.


New York Times Book Review
"Miss Young is a poet, and in this long, long prose-poem she becomes a poet celebrating sheer uncertainty, a lyrical lover of blur. She has started with a valid insight, that life is often a deception, that faces are often masks--the insight, in fact, that underlies most contemporary fiction. But she has made the insight so central, so explicit, so systematic that the insight has devoured her. She has slipped across the danger line between the intuition that life is a dream and the dogma that dreams are life....The book's mysterious readability is effected through enchantment and hypnosis,. Its force is cumulative; its method is amassment, as in the great styles of Joyce or Hermann Broch or Melville or Faulkner....It is a masterwork." - William Goyen 11/25/65

Chicago Tribune
"An extraordinary book by a woman possessed of a breathtaking virtuosity....There are times when her pages surge and beat on the heart and imagination like great music; other times when it shimmers motionless like an ancient Hindu painting." - Lillian Smith

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   1198
Product attributePublisher:   Dalkey Archive Press
Product attributeSeries Part:   1
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