The Literary Career of Medora Field Perkerson: A Southern Twentieth-century American Author
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The first book length study of an important female authors who influenced literature in the American South, and befriended Margaret Mitchel during the time of "Gone With the Wind". Around famous literary figures there are often others who may or may not gain as much prominence. In the case of Medora Field Perkerson, Atlanta writer of the 1920s through the 1950s, being a friend of Margaret Mitchell's opened doors to publishing and filmmaking. Medora's writing was professional and prolific from decades of writing for "The Atlanta Journal", "Sunday Magazine". But it did not have the large literary landscape of a novel about life and loss in the antebellum period. For a time, though, Medora achieved fame as a mystery writer that drew the spotlight on Atlanta as a literary center. This was a world of women and men residing in midtown Atlanta who socialized with each other and supported each other when fame called and went away. This was an Atlanta of small proportions, but large ambitions.
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