Mary GordonFiction, Nonfiction, Essays & Articles
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20050316, 20040929
An acclaimed novelist since the publication of her first book, Final Payments in 1978, Mary Gordon talks about her beginnings and clarifies her position as a "Catholic writer." She touches on her recent and first comedic novel, Spending, which features a feminist heroine. She also discusses her father's Jewish heritage and mysterious past, which she brought to life in her memoir, The Shadow Man. She reads from that as well as from her recent collection of essays, Seeing Through Places: Reflections on Geography and Identity.
Poet Susan Aizenberg discusses the use of fiction within poetry, admitting that she draws from real life, but notes that there is a distinction between truth and fact. Recently retired from teaching at Creighton University, she reads from her thir...
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