Marguerite Young

Marguerite YoungMarguerite Young was an American Novelist and poet. Her work showed special interest towards American identity, social issues, and environmentalism. She always knew that she will become a writer. She was raised by her grandmother after parents’ divorce. Her grandmother encouraged her to be creative and she grew up as an adult who took a lot of interest in literature from English and French writers. She graduated from Butler University in Indianapolis. She was involved in the editing task for the university’s poetry publication. Her four poems were included in Chicago’s Poetry: A Magazine of Verse. In 1937, her first volume of poetry got published Prismatic Ground (1937). Her later works include Inviting the Muses: Stories, Essays, Reviews (1994).
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Full Name: Marguerite Vivian Young
Born: August 26, 1908, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Died: 17 November 1995, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Occupation:  Poet, novelist, biographer, professor
Nationality: American
Notable works: Angel in the Forest, ‘Miss MacIntosh, My Darling’, Harp Song for a Radical
Education: University of Chicago (1936), Butler University (1930), University of Iowa
Awards: Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada

I would never write realistic prose. I don't like people who try to write in a poetic style, but in the course of their book abandon it for realism, and weave back and forth like drunkards between the surreal and the real.

I think there is a rage against women. I've come to see that now although at the time I did not notice it. I was preoccupied with my teaching and my writing.

I think most people don't like others who, without a voice of their own, emulate the other. I certainly don't want anybody just to pick up my thoughts and hand them back to me.

If there is no certain reality, the idea of following a leader must be scrutinized.

I never fantasized or invented a thing, not one thing. I knew every single thing I ever wrote about.

The first poem I ever wrote, about loss, when I was 5 years old, expressed the themes of everything I would ever write.

Some of the poetic writers who insert passages of realism in their texts have no underlying philosophy to uphold them, and revert to realism.


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