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Christopher La Farge

(1897—1956)


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(1897–1956),

author, painter, and architect. His verse novels are Hoxie Sells His Acres (1934), set in New England; Each to the Other (1939), about a young man trying to find his place in the modern world; and Beauty for Ashes (1953), about social responsibility and personal independence. The Sudden Guest (1946), a prose novel about a New England spinster's disregard for fellow citizens during a hurricane, is an oblique comment on U.S. international relations. Mesa Verde (1945) is a verse drama about the cliff dwellers.

Subjects: Literature.


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