Hortense is a French feminine given name that comes from Latin meaning gardener. The name Hortense means 'she who tends gardens'. Derived from the word hortus which has the meaning 'garden, orchard'. Old forms of the name include the Latin Hortensia and the Latin Hortensius. The name was adopted by English speakers in the 19th century.
Hortense is a French feminine given name that comes from Latin meaning gardener.
is an American writer of fiction.Calisher involves her closely investigated, penetrating characters in complicated plotlines that unfold with shocks and surprises in allusive, nuanced language with a distinctively elegiac voice, sometimes compared with Eudora Welty, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, and Henry James. Critics generally consider Calisher a type of neo-realist and often both condemn and praise for her extensive explorations of characters and their social worlds. She was definitely at odds with the prevailing writing style of minimalism that characterized fiction writing in the 1970s and 1980s and that emphasized a sparse, non-romantic style with no room for expressionism or romanticism. As an anti-minimalist, Calisher is admired for her elliptical style in which more is hinted at than stated, and she is also praised as a social realist and critic in the vein of Honore Balzac and Edith Wharton.
Hortense Name also appears in following Origin(s): Latin-American
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