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!