Julia Peterkin's Scarlet Sister Mary: Breath, Birth, Boundaries

Leder, Priscilla
December 2005
Mississippi Quarterly;Winter2005/Spring2006, Vol. 59 Issue 1/2, p65
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
The article discusses Julia Peterkin's novel "Scarlet Sister Mary" which won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1929. The literary analysis focuses on Peterkin's biographical details and how such details are entwined in the novel's story line and characters. The novel deals with motherhood, the interactions between blacks and whites on a plantation, and female identity in the South.


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