Doris Grumbach 1918–
American novelist, critic, and biographer.
Grumbach is best known for Chamber Music, a fictional memoir written in elegantly archaic language. In this account of a turn-of-the-century marriage, Grumbach juxtaposes the decorum of American puritannical manners and incest, homosexuality, and lesbianism. Her next novel, The Missing Person, is the portrayal of a young woman who becomes a Hollywood sex symbol and struggles to retain her identity. Grumbach has also written a critical biography of Mary McCarthy, The Company She Kept.
(See also CLC, Vol. 13, and Contemporary Authors, Vols. 5-8, rev. ed.)