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Virginia Spencer Carr, the noted literary biographer whose papers are held by the University of Delaware Library, died on April 10, 2012, at her home in Lynn, Massachusetts. Carr’s award-winning 1975 biography of Carson McCullers, the darkly Southern writer of novels and stories featuring memorably isolated characters, was meticulously researched and remains the standard biography of McCullers. Carr published two additional comprehensive biographies, Dos Passos: A Life (1984) and Paul Bowles: A Life (2004), and other critical works about McCullers, Katherine Anne Porter, and Eudora Welty.

This small exhibition presents the biographer’s work, manuscripts, correspondence, research ephemera, publishing proofs, and publicity.

This single case exhibition was on display in the Information Room on the first floor of Morris Library from May 10-June 30, 2012.

Tags: Carr, Virginia Spencer; Women biographers