Harry Ransom CenterThe University of Texas at Austin

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Spring 2004 Newsletter

Alma Stone Remembered


Alma Stone. No date.
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The Ransom Center is saddened by the death of novelist and short story writer Alma Stone, who died in New York City last October. Born in Jasper, Texas, in 1909, Alma Stone published five novels and numerous short stories in her lifetime. Always a dry wit, she described her last never-completed work-in-progress as "an in-depth comparison of the Open Road philosophy of Walt Whitman and the Campfire Girls…clarified by relevant footnotes from Henry James." As a reviewer once noted about reading Alma Stone's stories: "It's as though you were expecting Eudora Welty and ran into Al Capp."  

-Cathy Henderson

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