Evelyn Scott — Tennessee Writer, 1893-1963
Primary works (an asterisk notes books currently in print from other publishers):
*The Narrow House. New York. Boni & Liveright, 1921. Rpt. Shorline Books, 1986.
*Narcissus. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1922. Rpt. Ayer Company Publishers, 1977.
The Golden Door. New York: Seltzer, 1925.
Ideals. New York: Boni, 1927.
Migrations. New York: Boni, 1927.
*The Wave. New York: Cape & Smith, 1929. Rpt. Louisiana State Univ. Press, 1996.
A Calendar of Sin. New York: Cape & Smith, 1931.
Eva Gay. New York: Smith & Haas, 1933.
Breathe Upon These Slain. New York: Scribner, 1934.
Bread and a Sword. New York, Scribners, 1937.
The Shadow of the Hawk. New York: Scribner, 1941.
*Escapade. New York: Seltzer, 1923. Rpt. Univ. of Virginia Press, 1995.
*Background in Tennessee. New York: McBride, 1937. Rpt. U of Tennessee Press, 1980.
Precipitations. New York: Brown, 1920.
The Winter Alone. New York: Cape & Smith, 1930.
Scott also published four children’s books. Her unpublished play, Love, was produced by the Provincetown Players in 1921. Her famous essay, “On William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury” (New York: Cape & Smith, 1929), was circulated with advance copies of Faulkner’s novel. It has been reprinted in William Faulkner: The Compson Family (Boston: G.K. Hall, 1982), a collection edited by Arthur F. Kinney. She left a significant number of unpublished manuscripts at her death in 1962. Almost all of her major manuscripts are at the Humanities Research Center of the University of Texas at Austin. Letters and other lesser manuscripts are in collections throughout the country.
*Callard, D. A. “Pretty Good for a Woman”: The Enigmas of Evelyn Scott. New York: Norton, 1985.
Carrigg, Mary E. “Escape from The Narrow House: The Autobiographies and Fiction of Evelyn Scott.” Diss. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1978.
Welker, Robert L. “Evelyn Scott: A Literary Biography.” Diss. Vanderbilt U, 1958.
White, Mary Wheeling. “Writing Rebellion: The Life and Works of Evelyn Scott.” Diss. University of North Carolina, 1994.
Selected Critical Works:
Note: The Southern Quarterly 28.4 (1990) is a special feature on Evelyn Scott, containing materials gathered from a 1985 conference devoted to her and Caroline Gordon.
Bach, Peggy. “Evelyn Scott: 1920-1988.” Bulletin of Bibliography 46.2 (1989): 76-91.
—. “Evelyn Scott: The Woman in the Foreground.” The Southern Review 18.4 (October 1982): 703-17.
Brown, Ashley. “Evelyn Scott in Brazil.” Selected Proceedings: The Thirty-Fifth Annual Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference. ED. Ram¢n Fern ndez-Rubio. Greenville: Furman University, 1985.
Carrigg, Mary Ethel. “Evelyn Scott.” American Novelists, 1910-1945. The Dictionary of Literary Biography. Ed. James J. Marline. Detroit: Gale Research, 1981. 14-20.
Flora, Joseph M. “Fiction in the 1920s: Some New Voices.” In The History of Southern Literature. ED. Louis D. Rubin, Jr. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 1985. 285-288.
Welker, Robert L. “Liebstod With a Southern Accent.” Reality and Myth: Essays in American Literature in Memory of Richmond Croom Beatty. ED. William E. Walker and Robert L. Welker. Nashville: Vanderbilt UP, 1964.
Prepared by Caroline Maun, Ph.D candidate, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville