1930. American poet and novelist, Roberts is best known for her novels and stories of the Kentucky mountain people, whose dialect and customs she realistically portrayed. The Great Meadow Begins: 1773, and Diony, in the spring, hearing Sam, her brother, scratching at a tune on the fiddle, hearing him break a song over the taut wires and fling out with his voice to supply all that the tune lacked, placed herself momentarily in life, calling mentally her name, Diony Hall. I, Diony Hall, her thought said, gathering herself close, subtracting herself from the diffused life of the house that closed about her. Sam was singing, flinging the song free of the worried strings, making a very good tune of it: See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.
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"Elizabeth Madox Roberts was that rare thing, a true artist. But how many artists have even a shadow of a masterpiece. . .? And how few have left the sense of literature on almost every page. She was one of the indispensables."--Robert Penn WarrenAbout the Author:
Elizabeth Madox Roberts (1881-1941) was born in Kentucky and was a lifelong student of its history. She published her first book, a collection of poetry, in 1915. This was soon followed by short stories, more poetry, and several novels, most of which examine the experience of the Kentucky pioneer.
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