(Maureen) Mollie Hunter (McIlwraith) Stanley Cook - Essay

Stanley Cook

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

It was providence that the book of Mollie Hunter's I read last was A Sound of Chariots. It is the author's answer to the questions that build up in covering the range of her works. She is a most compelling storyteller, yet sometimes one senses she is having a butterfly's troubles with its chrysalis in her use of the formulas of children's fiction. A Sound of Chariots is an emotional autobiography apparently and an apologia….

The movement of Mollie Hunter's work is from the historical to the supernatural, to an Old Testament position where natural and supernatural rub shoulders in daily life…. The position is given in terms of the 'old religion' that Christianity superseded, but its...

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