Black Oxen, by Atherton, Gertrude Franklin Horn
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- ISBN: 9781417934003 | 141793400X
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 6/28/2005
1923. Atherton, was an American Feminist and writer of social and historical fiction, much of it set in California. Although her reputation is founded primarily on her California fiction and essays, as well her biography of Alexander Hamilton, Atherton also produced a number of Gothic stories, some of them, such as The Bell in the Fog, were considered significant achievements in the Gothic/supernaturalist tradition. Black Oxen begins: Talk. Talk. Talk...Good lines and no action...said all...not even promising first act...eighth failure and season more than half over...rather be a playwright and fail than a critic compelled to listen to has-beens and would-bes trying to put over bad plays...Oh, for just one more great first-night...if there's a spirit world why don't the ghosts of dead artists get together and inhibit bad playwrights from tormenting first-nighters?...Astral board of Immortals sitting in Unconscious tweaking strings until gobbets and sclerotics become gibbering idiots every time they put pen to paper? See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.