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The Collected Letters of Kay Boyle: An Authorized Edition
Sandra Spanier, Oregon State University
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Kay Boyle: A Twentieth-Century Life in Letters (Book)
Title: Kay Boyle: A Twentieth-Century Life in Letters
Editor: Sandra Spanier
Abstract: One of the Lost Generation modernists who gathered in 1920s Paris, Kay Boyle published more than forty books, including fifteen novels, eleven collections of short fiction, eight volumes of poetry, three children's books, and various essays and translations. Yet her achievement can be even better appreciated through her letters to the literary and cultural titans of her time.
Kay Boyle shared the first issue of This Quarter with Gertrude Stein and Ernest Hemingway, expressed her struggles with poetry to William Carlos Williams and voiced warm admiration to Katherine Anne Porter, fled WWII France with Max Ernst and Peggy Guggenheim, socialized with the likes of James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, and Samuel Beckett, and went to jail with Joan Baez. The letters in this first-of-its-kind collection, authorized by Boyle herself, bear witness to a transformative era illuminated by genius and darkened by Nazism and the Red Scare. Yet they also serve as milestones on the journey of a woman who possessed a gift for intense and enduring friendship, a passion for social justice, and an artistic brilliance that earned her inclusion among the celebrated figures in her ever-expanding orbit.
Publisher: Urbana: University of Illinois Press
Type: Edited Volume
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes
The Cambridge Edition of The Letters of Ernest Hemingway: Volume 1, 1907-1922 (Book)
Title: The Cambridge Edition of The Letters of Ernest Hemingway: Volume 1, 1907-1922
Author: Spanier, Sandra W.
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/isbn//9780521897334
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Type: Scholarly Edition