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Vardis Fisher: A Mormon Novelist
University of Illinois Press, 2021
Paper: 978-0-252-08614-4 | Cloth: 978-0-252-04409-0 | eISBN: 978-0-252-05303-0
Library of Congress Classification PS3511.I744
Dewey Decimal Classification 813.52
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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Raised by devout Mormon parents, Vardis Fisher drifted from the faith after college. Yet throughout his long career, his writing consistently reflected Mormon thought. Beginning in the early 1930s, the public turned to Fisher's novels like Children of God to understand the increasingly visible Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His striking works vaulted him into the same literary tier as William Faulkner while his commercial success opened the New York publishing world to many of the founding figures in the Mormon literary canon. Michael Austin looks at Fisher as the first prominent American author to write sympathetically about the Church and examines his work against the backdrop of Mormon intellectual history.
Engrossing and enlightening, Vardis Fisher illuminates the acclaimed author's impact on Mormon culture, American letters, and the literary tradition of the American West.
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