Literary Birthday – 6 October – Caroline Gordon


Caroline Gordon was born 6 October 1895, and died 11 April 1981

Five Quotes

  1. A first book often has enough material in it for half a dozen.
  2. A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way.
  3. We do not judge great art. It judges us.
  4. The novelist is entitled to use every trick of deceit and underhandedness at his or her control.
  5. As a rule, one must write a great many words before one learns to write well.

Caroline Gordon was an American novelist and literary critic who won two prestigious literary awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship and an O. Henry Award. She wrote The Women on the Porch and Penhally.

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by Amanda Patterson

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