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Biographies (6)

1,594 words, approx. 6 pages
American author Mary Hunter Austin (1868-1934) primarily wrote fiction and essays, with many of her works focusing on Native American culture. The novel The Land of Little Rain (1903) was her best kno... Read more
4,499 words, approx. 15 pages
Although Mary Austin never achieved great popular success, her prolific pen and commanding personality made her an important figure in the literary circles of her era. Her thirty-one books include n... Read more
2,193 words, approx. 8 pages
Born in Carlinsville, Illinois, to George and Susanna Savilla Hunter, Mary Hunter graduated from Blackburn College before homesteading with her family in California in 1888. Her years in the desert th... Read more
5,375 words, approx. 18 pages
When she placed her friend Willa Cather at the forefront of a group of American writers who are "so intrinsically western in their point of view that any book by them becomes a western," Mary Hunter A... Read more
6,424 words, approx. 22 pages
At her death in 1934, Mary Hunter Austin was a well-known and accomplished figure in American letters, with contributions to feminism, modernism, regionalism, and Native American studies to her credit... Read more
2,415 words, approx. 9 pages
"We are most of us only half-breeds, you know, mestizos between the old culture and the new--inheritors of no tradition and not yet like true sons of the soil, able to make our own." Written four year... Read more