Scott, Evelyn (1893–1963)
Scott, Evelyn (1893–1963)
American novelist and poet. Name variations: Evelyn Metcalfe. Born Elsie Dunn, Jan 17, 1893, in Clarksville, TN; died 1963 in New York, NY; dau. of Maude Thomas and Seely Dunn; attended Tulane University; m. John Metcalfe (novelist), 1925; children: (with Wellman) son Creighton Scott.
Became a feminist as teenager; ran away to Brazil with married man, Tulane professor Frederick Creighton Wellman (1913); to protect identity, changed her name to Evelyn Scott, while Wellman became Cyril Kay Scott; while in Brazil (1914–20), published poetry in Dial, Egoist, and Poetry magazines; lived in Greenwich Village but moved frequently, living in New Mexico, Bermuda, France, New York, and England; wrote autobiographies Escapade (1923) and Background in Tennessee (1937); published poetry collections, Precipitations (1920) and The Winter Alone (1930); novels include The Narrow House (1921), Narcissus (1922), The Golden Door (1925), and The Wave (1929).
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