Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Susan Rosowski
“The whole allegorical aspect of my fiction… has been almost entirely neglected,” Mari Sandoz complained to one of her editors. And in 1965, only a year before her death, she expressed the wish to another editor that her “three allegorical novels might be published together” and enclosed “a sort of discussion of the three books—and their interrelationships.” Sandoz apologized for this explanatory material, saying, “I was too sick when I wrote it.” This document she entitled, “Slogum House, Capital City, The Tom-Walker: The Three Allegorical Novels by Mari Sandoz (Rising out of her concern about the contemporary world)” (S to A). It contains a clear, if brief, statement of her allegorical intent in these novels.
Rippey, Barbara Wright, "Three allegorical novels of Mari Sandoz: Slogum House, Capital City and the Tom-Walker" (1981). Student Work. 3272.
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