Belle Epoque

February 4, 2014 | 1 book mentioned 3

In the annals of Southern literature, Elizabeth Spencer isn’t as well-known as Faulkner or Flannery O’Connor, but she is, Wilton Barnhardt writes, “one of America’s best short-story writers.” The 92-year-old author’s new collection marks “65 years and counting of superb writing,” he argues.

is a staff writer for The Millions. He lives in New York.


  1. Wilton mentions a few in his piece! He writes that The Voice at the Back Door is Spencer’s most important novel.

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