Additional Resources for A New England Nun by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

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"New England in the Short Story," in The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 67, No. 6, June, 1891, pp. 845-50.

Anonymous review of Freeman's second collection of short stories which praises their realism and her "economical" writing style.

Donovan, Josephine. "Mary Wilkins Freeman," in her New England Local Color Literature: A Woman's Tradition, Frederick Ungar, 1983, pp. 119-38.

A feminist/psychoanalytic interpretation of some of Freeman's short stories. Of particular note is Donovan's theory that the death of a mother figure is a major recurring theme in Freeman's works.

Foster, Edward. Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Hendricks House, 1956.

A meticulously researched and fairly straightforward biography, considered an important work by Freeman scholars.

Hicks, Granville. "A Banjo on My Knee," in his The Great Tradition: An Interpretation of American Literature since the Civil War, Macmillan Publishing Co., 1935, pp. 32-67.

Marxian-influenced commentary upon Freeman's place in the local color tradition.

Hirsch, David. "Subdued Meaning in...

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