Laura Riding


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Laura (Riding) Jackson (January 16, 1901 – September 2, 1991) was an American poet, critic, novelist, essayist and short story writer.

She was born Laura Reichenthal in New York to a family of Austrian Jewish immigrants, and educated at Cornell University, where she began to write poetry, publishing first (1923–26) under the name Laura Riding Gottschalk. She became associated with the ... more »

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  • When ... I comprehended that poetry had no provision in it for ultimate practical attainment of the rightness of work that is truth, but led on ever only to a temporizing less- than-truth ... I stoppe...
    Laura (Riding) Jackson (1901-1991), U.S. author. As quoted in Contemporary Poets, 3rd ed., by James Vinson (1980). On why she stopped writing poet...
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