Tempus Fugit: “The Grass Dancer” by Susan Power

I hope you’ll enjoy my new post at Thornfield Hall Redux, “A Neglected American Novel: The Grass Dancer by Susan Power.

Here is an excerpt:

“So far, in this (I hope) unpretentious series on neglected American women writers, I have dawdled in the mid-twentieth century.  I have paid homage to The Collected Stories of Hortense Calisher, published in 1975, and Elizabeth Enright’s The Riddle of the Fly and Other Stories in1955. 

“But I can’t stay in that period forever. With regrets, I scratched out notes on Sue Kaufman’s witty 1967 novel, Diary of a Mad Housewife,  because I have read this masterpiece too many times.  For my third short piece, I have chosen to write about Susan Power, a Native American novelist.  Born in Chicago in 1961, educated at Harvard and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Power is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and has written three books of fiction. And I just reread her first novel, The Grass Dancer, published in 1994.  Luckily, it is still in print.”

See you there!

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