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.
This program pays tribute to the past American voices of feminist poets from the last century, who opened doors at publishing houses for the vast numbers of talented women writers today. Listen to excerpts from Pulitzer Prize winne...
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