Katharine Fullerton Gerould

(1879-1944 / Brockton, Massachusetts)

Katharine Fullerton Gerould
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Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944) was an American writer, born in Brockton, Massachusetts, and educated at Radcliffe College.

She was a reader in English at Bryn Mawr, 1901-10. Mrs. Gerould was criticized as weighing down a distinct literary talent with an unbending conservatism, which though it did not attract the masses, had a coterie of faithful admirers. more »

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  • ''The very notion of tabu is one of the rightest notions in the world. Better any old tabu than none, for a man cannot be said to be "on the side of the stars" at all, unless he makes refusals.''
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 7 (1920).
  • When ... did the word "temperament" come into fashion with us?... whatever it stands for, it long since became a great social asset for women, and a great social excuse for men. Perhaps it came in whe...
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 7 (1920).
  • ''... for twenty years ... to speak of culture has meant that one did not have it. The only people who have talked about it have been the people who have thought you could get it at Chautauquas.''
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 4 (1920). "Chautauquas" were adult summer courses and lectures in the ...
  • ''I have looked warily at anthropologists ever since the day when I went to hear a great Greek scholar lecture on the Iliad, and listened for an hour to talk about bull-roarers and leopard-societies.''
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 7 (1920). The Iliad was a great Greek epic poem (c. 8th century B.C.) ...
  • ''When the temperamental and unconventional people are not mere plagiarists of dead eccentrics, they lack, in almost every case, the historic sense.''
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 7 (1920).
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