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Edna Ferber: The Inner Life of Imagination

Have you ever heard of Edna Ferber? For most contemporary readers, the answer will be no. Her work was apparently of its time and place. Yet in that time and place (her prodigious output was concentrated mainly from the 1920s to the 1950s) her works were hugely popular, and financial gold mines.

Ferber was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1885. Her family moved around the midwest before settling in  Appleton, Wisconsin, where she spent her teen years.

Her senior essays so impressed the editor of the Appleton Daily Crescent that he offered the 17-year-old Ferber a reporting job. And so, a career was born. Read More→

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