Guardian Angel and Other Stories
The stories in this collection are truly lost gems. Latimer’s style is distinctly modern—ironic, distancing, and somewhat surreal—as she explores sexuality and the unconscious in a familiar midwestern setting. Because of her interest in women as artists and her attention to the details of repressed lives, Latimer has been called both a midwestern Nathalie Sarraute and a feminist Sherwood Anderson.
"Margery Latimer belongs to the tradition . . . of Katherine Mansfield and D.H. Lawrence. The genius in all three cases is unmistakable—but is intensely personalized, and in her case, as well as in Katherine Mansfield's, cut short by death. Less exquisite, less frail, less delicately formed than Katherine Mansfield's prose is hers, but the emotion behind the words cuts deeper."
"Margery Latimer knows and understands human beings, particularly those who have been treated none too gently in the course of their lives. . . . The heaviness and world-weariness of her stories are balanced by the excellent craftsmanship which is the outstanding feature of her work."
“Miss Latimer writes out of a deep and fruitful personality. Her stories are absorbed into her, then, disciplined by art, released into writing.”