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 Evelyn <I>Dunn</I> Scott

Evelyn Dunn Scott

Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee, USA
Death 3 Aug 1963 (aged 70)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Linden, Union County, New Jersey, USA
Plot Rosehill, Section 68A, Plot 45
Memorial ID 92895404 · View Source
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Author. Often referred to as the "Daughter of Tennessee," she was born Elsie Dunn in Clarksville, Tennessee. She assumed the name Evelyn Scott and later married British novelist, John Metcalfe. Considered a Modernist, she wrote novels, poetry, drama, literary critiques and essays on various topics. Her best known works are her two trilogies; the first consisting of "The Narrow House" (1921), "Narcissus" (1922) and "The Golden Door" (1923), and the second consisting of "Migrations" (1927), "The Wave" (1929), and "A Calendar of Sin" (1931). "The Wave" is considered by many to be her finest novel. Some of her other novels include "Breathe Upon These Slain" (1934), "Bread and a Sword" (1937) and her last novel, "The Shadow of the Hawk" (1941). She wrote autobiographical novels, "Escapade" (1923), "Eva Gay" (1932), and a memoir, "Background in Tennessee" (1937), and wrote the essay "On William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury", which is included in an edited compilation of author William Faulkner's works. Biographies of her have been written by D. A. Callard, Robert L. Welker, Mary Craigg and Mary Wheeling Wright.

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