Caroline Fraser

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Caroline Fraser is an American writer. Formerly on the editorial staff of 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 Genius", The New York Review of Books, 21 September 2000.

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