Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan

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Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan,

1896–1953, American author, b. Washington, D.C., grad. Univ. of Wisconsin, 1918. She was a journalist until 1928, when she moved to the Florida backwoods, where most of her novels are set. Cross Creek (1942) is a humorous autobiographical account of her life there. The Yearling (1938; Pulitzer Prize), is the story of a boy and his pet deer. Her other novels include South Moon Under (1933), Golden Apples (1935), and The Sojourner (1953).


See her correspondence with Maxwell Perkins (2000).

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Perloo--that's what Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings called it in her book, Cross Creek Cookery.
Especially of interest for many will be Sharpless' depiction of the complex relationship between author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and her long-time cook, Idella Parker.
Johns offers plentiful wildlife and nature in a setting that could have been lifted from Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' Cross Creek writings.
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In the later chapters, Prenshaw deftly examines the personal stories of accomplished fiction writers (Ellen Glasgow, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Zora Neale Hurston, Bernice Kelly Harris, Eudora Welty, Elizabeth Spencer, and Ellen Douglas), whose life writings demonstrate the literary sophistication, narrative facility, and keen observations of successful novelists.
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Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Journal of Florida Literature 15 (2007): 203-212.
These narratives range widely: they include synopses of the 2000 film O Brother, Where Art Thou and Tom Wolfe's 1998 novel A Man in Full, together with biographical sketches of the ecologist Eugene Odum, of writer Marjorie Kinnan Rawlins (author of The Yearling), and of pioneering chicken and hog farmers.
She was in the sixth grade at Selma Avenue Grammar School in Hollywood, and her teacher, Ada Ernst, was reading from "The Yearling," Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' classic tale about a boy and his pet fawn, Flag.
Perhaps he or she will remember the words of noted Florida author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings: "I do not know how anyone can live without some small place of enchantment to turn to.