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The Resource Kay Boyle : author of herself, Joan Mellen

Kay Boyle : author of herself, Joan Mellen

Label
Kay Boyle : author of herself
Title
Kay Boyle
Title remainder
author of herself
Statement of responsibility
Joan Mellen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In her long, prolific, and tumultuous career, Kay Boyle (1902-92) published more than thirty volumes of fiction and poetry to awards and acclamations, always mining a rich vein of autobiography and innovation. Her reputation, however, has only recently begun to reemerge from the long shadow cast over it by her struggle against McCarthyism, returning to American letters some of the most vigorous writing of this century
  • In Joan Mellen's groundbreaking and provocative biography of Kay Boyle - the first ever - the full sweep of her remarkable life is revealed. As the golden girl of expatriate Paris, Kay Boyle included among her friends James Joyce, Hart Crane, Marcel Duchamp, Picabia, Brancusi, and Archibald MacLeish
  • A literary figure in her own right, she became one of the most important contributors to the seminal magazine transition, virtually invented what came to be known as The New Yorker story, and was awarded two O. Henry Prizes for her short fiction. Kay Boyle took lovers, bore them children, and married three times. She struggled against fascism in Austria and on behalf of the Resistance in France, and in her seventh decade went to prison for her opposition to the Vietnam War
  • . Kay Boyle: Author of Herself is a rare look at one of the finest writers of this American century, and at a woman who was independent, self-sufficient, and self-directed, long before these categories were acknowledged, let alone approved. Kay Boyle's was a life rich in purpose, in love, and in work
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mellen, Joan
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boyle, Kay
  • Authors, American
  • Women political activists
  • Women authors, American
Label
Kay Boyle : author of herself, Joan Mellen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [629]-641) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
29670696
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 670 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374180980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1590755
Label
Kay Boyle : author of herself, Joan Mellen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [629]-641) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
29670696
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 670 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374180980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1590755

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