Thursday, October 28, 2010

Marguerite Young In Montana

In 1965 Scribners published Miss MacIntosh, My Darling, a novel by Marguerite Young. This book changed my life, and my mode of experiencing reality. When I was teaching at Montana State University I thought how wonderful it would be if the students could have the benefit of her warm, loving, kind, exuberant genius. She journeyed from New York City to Bozeman Montana by train. When she disembarked all the porters aboard the train gathered round her and bid her the sort of goodbye you would expect them to extend only to a beloved friend. A great and gifted listener, she could tell each of their stories at the end of her journey.

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