Mary Catherine Gordon (born December 8, 1949) is an American writer and is the McIntosh Professor of English at Barnard College. Events 1609 - Biblioteca Ambrosiana opens its reading room the second public library of Europe. Year 1949 ( MCMXLIX) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A writer is anyone who creates a written work although the word usually designates those who write creatively or professionally as well as those who have written in many different forms Barnard College is a women's liberal arts college founded in 1889 She is best known for her novels, memoirs and literary criticism. A novel (from Italian novella, Spanish novela, French nouvelle for "new" "news" or "short story for other uses see Memoir (disambiguation As a literary Genre, a memoir (from the French: mémoire Literary criticism is the study discussion evaluation and interpretation of Literature. They constitute an important contribution to Irish-American literature. Irish Americans (Gael-Mheiriceánach are citizens of the United States who can claim ancestry originating in Ireland. Literature is the Art of written works Literally translated the word means "acquaintance with letters" (from Latin littera letter
Mary Gordon was born in Far Rockaway, New York, to Anna Gagliano Gordon, an Italian-Irish Catholic mother, and David Gordon, a Jewish father who converted to Catholicism. Far Rockaway is one of the four neighborhoods on the Rockaway Peninsula in the New York City borough of Queens New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous Catholic is an Adjective derived from the Greek adjective '' / 'katholikos' meaning "whole" or "complete". PLEASE TAKE NOTE************  While growing up, she lived for a number of years in Valley Stream and attended The Mary Louis Academy. Valley Stream is a village in Nassau County, New York in the United States. The Mary Louis Academy is an all-girls private, Roman Catholic High school in Queens, New York.
She received her A. B. from Barnard College in 1971, and her M. Barnard College is a women's liberal arts college founded in 1889 A. from Syracuse University in 1973. Syracuse University (SU is a private research university located in Syracuse, New York. Gordon lived in New Paltz, New York for a time during the 1980's. New Paltz is both a village and town in the US state of New York. She and her husband, Arthur Cash, live in New York City and Hope Valley, Rhode Island. Arthur Hill Cash (born February 4, 1922) is an American Scholar of 18th-century English literature. The City of New York They have two adult children, Anna and David. Gordon is the McIntosh Professor of English at Barnard College. Barnard College is a women's liberal arts college founded in 1889 Cash is retired.
In 1981, she wrote the foreword to the Harvest edition of Virginia Woolf's "A Room of One's Own. "
Mary Gordon's latest work is Circling My Mother: A Memoir which was published in 2007. It marks her return to nonfiction after two works of fiction. Non-fiction is an account or representation of a subject which is presented as Fact.
She is currently writing a work called Reading Jesus. This book will use Gordon's literary training to read the Gospels. This article is about the canonical books of the New Testament
In March, 2008 Governor Eliot Spitzer named Mary Gordon the official New York State Author and gave her the Edith Wharton Citation of Merit for Fiction.