Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Shirley Marchalonis

This literature criticism consists of approximately 20 pages of analysis & critique of Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman.
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Critical Essay by Shirley Marchalonis

SOURCE: “Another Mary Wilkins Freeman: Understudies and Six Trees,” in American Transcendental Quarterly, Vol. 9, No. 2, June, 1995, pp. 89–101.

In the following essay, Marchalonis focuses on the stories in Understudies and Six Trees, maintaining that Freeman employed an “Other” from the natural world—a tree or an animal—against which she measured the human characters.

Readers and admirers of Mary Wilkins Freeman know her chiefly as the writer of what is often described as classic Freeman: short, sharp examinations of village life and the quirks and conflicts of the human beings who live in her microcosms. These tales are available in three modern collections (Clark, Pryse, Solomon), which, with a few exceptions, reprint stories from her first two books, A Humble Romance (1883) and A New England Nun (1887). These collections present the writing...

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