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 Post subject: The Fugitives: literary legacy
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 9:48 am 
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I was telling another board member that I was privileged to read copies of correspondences between Brainard Cheney (River Rogue and Flannery O'Connor back when the Cheney's were new converts to Catholicism. I had not yet converted when I read them, so I would love to read them again with my Catholic eyes. They have been published.

http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/ ... ai_4580942

Brainard Cheney was an unofficial member of a group of writers from Vanderbilt called the Fugitives. He was born in a nearby town and spent his childhood just a few miles from my home. I own a 50 acre tract of the Pine Barrens, the topic of his book Lightwood, and the setting for River Rogue is the three rivers that merge near here.

http://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/speccol/cheney.shtml

Here's a link to a book about the Fugitives. I haven't read it yet. :(

http://www.robertpennwarren.com/fugitive%20legacy.htm

I was given permission to go to Vanderbilt and look at the Fugitive/Agrarian collections some years ago, but I didn't get to go. I had to have thyroid surgery, very unexpectedly. Now that I have a daughter living in Nashville, I hope to get to spend some time at the library some day. I hope my contact is still there.

Anyway, several of the Fugitives were Catholic and it's interesting to see how that influenced their writings.

Siggy


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