Belle Epoque

By posted at 10:00 am on February 4, 2014 3

In the annals of Southern literature, Elizabeth Spencer isn’t as well-known as Faulkner or Flannery O’Connor, but she is, Wilton Barnhardt writes, “one of America’s best short-story writers.” The 92-year-old author’s new collection marks “65 years and counting of superb writing,” he argues.

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3 Responses to “Belle Epoque”

  1. Jennifer
    at 11:33 am on February 4, 2014

    If you haven’t read any of her work where should you start? Recommendations please!

  2. Thomas Beckwith
    at 11:38 am on February 4, 2014

    Wilton mentions a few in his piece! He writes that The Voice at the Back Door is Spencer’s most important novel.

  3. admirer of crotalids
    at 7:34 pm on February 4, 2014

    SHIP ISLAND = awesome short story. Start there.

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