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Nancy Hale: On the Life & Work of a Lost American Master

by Dan Chaon (Editor), Nancy Hale (Author)

Other authors: Ann Beattie (Contributor), John Beebe (Contributor), Debra Brenegan (Contributor), Anne Hobson Freeman (Contributor), Trudy Lewis (Contributor)4 more, Norah Hardin Lind (Editor), Phong Nguyen (Editor), Mary Lee Settle (Contributor), G. Thomas Tanselle (Contributor)

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In the 1930s and 1940s, Nancy Hale was a writer of literary best-sellers, beloved by critics, and expected by many to become one of the canonical writers of her era. Her fiction helped to shape the early identity of The New Yorker magazine and established her as an important voice in both the short story and the novel. By her death in 1988, however, all but one of her more than thirty books had gone out of print, and her star had faded into near obscurity.… (more)
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Chaon, DanEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hale, NancyAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Beattie, AnnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Beebe, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brenegan, DebraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Freeman, Anne HobsonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lewis, TrudyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lind, Norah HardinEditorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nguyen, PhongEditorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Settle, Mary LeeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tanselle, G. ThomasContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed

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In the 1930s and 1940s, Nancy Hale was a writer of literary best-sellers, beloved by critics, and expected by many to become one of the canonical writers of her era. Her fiction helped to shape the early identity of The New Yorker magazine and established her as an important voice in both the short story and the novel. By her death in 1988, however, all but one of her more than thirty books had gone out of print, and her star had faded into near obscurity.

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