Susan Keating Glaspell: The Morning is Near Us (3273 words)


The Morning is Near Us is Susan Glaspell’s seventh novel. Best known for her work as a playwright with the Provincetown Players during the years 1915-1924, Glaspell was, in addition, a well-known and critically acclaimed novelist for the first four decades of the twentieth century. The Morning is Near Us was a Literary Guild Book of the Month choice for April 1940 and sold more than 107,500 copies in its first month of publication. It also led to a lucrative film contract for Glaspell from Columbia Pictures, although in the end it was never produced.
A “concoction of equal parts Gothic horror story, Greek tragedy, and midwestern mystery”, as Linda Ben-Zvi describes it, The Morning is Near Us<…

Citation: Carpentier, Martha. "The Morning is Near Us". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 27 October 2017 [, accessed 06 July 2022.]

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