... [Sarah Orne] Jewett's gifts have always been recognized by a select few, and continue to be.
[The Country of the] Pointed Firs, especially, was immediately recognized as a major achievement. Henry James called it, perfectly, “a beautiful little quantum of achievement.” Willa Cather listed it as one of her three great American novels...
The poet and translator Kenneth Rexroth
, one of the central figures in the San Francisco Renaissance, only wrote prose for money. But he did it very well
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