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Vardis Fisher: A Mormon Novelist

Michael Austin


This book reevaluates the influence of Mormon religion and regional culture on the work of Western American novelist Vardis Fisher (1895-1968). Fisher was born and raised in an isolated Southern Idaho community established by the Mormons. He was brought up by Mormon parents and educated in Mormon schools. He rejected the Church while a college student and identified as an atheist for most of his life, but he wrote about Mormonism frequently in his work. Vardis Fisher begins with a detailed introduction to Fisher’s life and work and ends with a comprehensive bibliographical essay. Other chapter ... More

Keywords: Vardis Fisher, Mormon, Mormon literature, regionalism, Idaho, Children of God, Testament of Man

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780252044090
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252044090.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Austin, author
University of Evansville