Caroline Fraser

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Caroline Fraser is an American writer. A former staff writer for the New Yorker, her work has also appeared in the Atlantic Monthly and New York Review of Books, among others.[1] She is the author of God's Perfect Child: Living and Dying in the Christian Science Church (1999), and Rewilding the World: Dispatches from the Conservation Revolution (2009), and editor of Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Little House Books (2012).

Fraser was born in Seattle to a Christian Science family.[1] She obtained a PhD in English and American literature in 1987 from Harvard University for a thesis entitled A Perfect Contempt: The Poetry of James Merrill.[2]

Whitney Balliett (1926–2007), himself a former Christian Scientist, described Fraser's God's Perfect Child as a "critical history that ... casts a clear, merciless light" on the religion.[3]

Selected works[edit]

Books[edit]

  • (ed.), Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Little House Books, Volumes 1 and 2, Library of America, 2012.
  • Rewilding the World: Dispatches from the Conservation Revolution, Metropolitan Books, 2009.
  • God's Perfect Child: Living and Dying in the Christian Science Church, Metropolitan Books, 1999.

Articles[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Biography", carolinefraser.net.
  2. ^ HOLLIS, Harvard Library.
  3. ^ Whitney Balliett, "Mad Genuis", The New York Review of Books, 21 September 2000.

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