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Marguerite Young is best known as the author of Miss MacIntosh, My Darling, a 1200-page novel published to great critical acclaim in 1965 and since then considered a landmark of contemporary American literature. But she is also an enchanting essayist and a perceptive critic, and Inviting the Muses gathers all her shorter prose writings, most of which are unknown even to her admirers. Three short stories (one previously unpublished) are followed by essays and reviews on a wide variety of topics: the Midwest in which Young grew up, writers she admires, the act of writing itself, dolls, horses, deaf-mutes, Mormons (Young is a descendant of Brigham Young), and always the primacy of the imagination in all human endeavors. Young celebrates "complex life and complex letters" (the title of one of the essays), avoiding the commonplace to seek out the mysterious unities that bind disparate activities. Her style mixes elegance with whimsy, wisdom with wit, and her attitude alternates between wonder for life in all its bizarre variety and impatience with those blind to that variety. Inviting the Muses reconfirms Young's eminence as a grande dame of American letters.
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Young taught creative writing at Indiana, Iowa, Columbia, Fairleigh Dickinson, and Fordham universities as well as the New School for Social Research.From Library Journal:
Young is best known for her novel Miss MacIntosh, My Darling (1965; Dalkey Archive Pr., 1993. reprint). This collection contains three short stories, 15 essays, and 23 reviews by Young, who has long been at work on a biography of Eugene Debs. One of the stories and three of the essays have never been published before. The short stories provide an interesting glimpse into the development of Young's fiction. The essays cover a variety of topics, including the Indiana of her youth, the creator of the Raggedy Ann doll, favorite writers, and imagination. Her reviews are of novels by famous writers such as Henry Miller and Anais Nin as well as poets such as Rosalie Dunlap Hickler. Recommended for academic libraries with graduate programs in literature.
Cheryl L. Conway, Univ. of Arkansas Lib., Fayetteville
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