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Glaspell, Susan: Norma Ashe. v1. 02 Jan 2019

Norma Ashe
by Susan Glaspell (1876–1948)

This book was first published in 1942. Text is in the public domain in countries where the copyright term is “Life+70” or less.

Norma Ashe details the failure of idealism, the slow, steady process by which youthful ideas are destroyed by the tedium of daily life. It is the story of six students influenced by a college philosophy teacher. They had graduated on fire with the zeal to spread his vision throughout the world, but after twenty years they all in their own ways have betrayed the vision with which he entrusted them.

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Susan Keating Glaspell (July 1, 1876 – July 28, 1948) was an American playwright, novelist, journalist and actress. She is known to have composed nine novels, fifteen plays, over fifty short stories, and one biography. Often set in her native Midwest, these semi-autobiographical tales typically explore contemporary social issues, such as gender, ethics, and dissent, while featuring deep, sympathetic characters who make principled stands, and characters in search of life’s meaning.

She is today recognized as a pioneering feminist writer and America’s first important modern female playwright. Her one-act play Trifles (1916) is frequently cited as one of the great works of American theater, as well as an important piece of feminist literature. Alison’s House earned her the 1931 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

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