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13th June 2022

This week on the Post we focus on one of America's greatest novelists – but is she recognised as such? Certainly not. Dorothy Canfield Fisher is, in our view, a better novelist than Willa Cather or even Edith Wharton. This is from The Home-Maker (a century old in 2024, and it has barely aged; we have had it in print for twenty-three years):  'How he loathed his life-long slavery to the clock, that pervasive intimate negative opposed to every spontaneous impulse. “It’s the clock that is the nay-sayer to life,” he thought.'

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