1899 – 1932
Who was Margery Latimer?
Margery Bodine Latimer, born in Portage, Wisconsin, was an American writer, feminist theorist, and social activist. She moved to New York City before finishing college and became involved in its cultural life. Latimer published two highly acclaimed novels, We Are Incredible and This is My Body, and two collections of short stories, Nellie Bloom and Other Stories, and Guardian Angel and Other Stories.
Her formally experimental fiction was greatly influenced by the modernism of the 1920s. Reviewers of the period compared her to Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, and D. H. Lawrence. Her work reflects her feminist, socialist, and anti-racist ideals.
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