• "Entre Nous": The Pre-World War II Fan Mail of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

    Author(s):
    Alexandra Edwards (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Subject(s):
    American regionalism, Fan studies
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Fan mail, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/zr8e-bg16
    Abstract:
    This article examines fan mail as a distinct form, one made possible by the creation of the identity of the fan. From 1935 to 1946, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings saved a large portion of her fan mail, which provides a compelling look into the actual texts that fan mail writers produce. These letters, and Rawlings' responses to them, gave their writers a workshop space in which they could hone their authorial voice. Unlike uncirculated texts, letters allowed fans to submit this apprentice work to a master for approval and, ultimately, inclusion in the archive.
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