Mary Ellen Chase | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Helen K. Milbank

This literature criticism consists of approximately 11 pages of analysis & critique of Mary Ellen Chase.
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Critical Essay by Helen K. Milbank

SOURCE: Milbank, Helen K. “Mary Ellen Chase: Teacher, Writer, Lecturer.” Colby Library Quarterly 6 (March 1962): 5-13.

In the following essay, Milbank presents an overview of Chase's long career.

It is fashionable these days for institutions of higher learning to invite successful novelists and poets to spend a semester or longer on the campus, hopefully to teach a course in “creative writing,” or perhaps just to be there as an object of interest to visitors and an example to students. Sometimes the Great Man or Great Woman turns out to be a good teacher, sometimes not.

“Creative-ness,” some Geniuses have explained, “is stifled by the demands of the classroom.” The demands of the classroom not only never stifled Mary Ellen Chase's creative abilities...

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