Kay Boyle: Artist and Activist

Kay Boyle: Artist and Activist

by Sandra Whipple Spanier

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Kay Boyle: Artist and Activist by Sandra Whipple Spanier

This first critical assessment of Kay Boyle’s long career is both a portrait of the artist and a perceptive appraisal of her work.

Kay Boyle’s writing initially appeared with that of the great experimenters of the 1920s, and through the rest of this century hers has remained a vital, origin­al voice. Spanier examines all of Boyle’s work, tracing central themes and concerns that create a single coherent body out of greatly diversified writing that in­cludes 14 novels, 10 collections of short stories, 5 volumes of poetry, 3 children’s books, and 2 essay collections.

Because Boyle’s work always springs directly and immediately from personal experience, this book is necessarily a biography. Boyle herself has provided Spanier with letters, unpublished man­uscripts, and pages of personal comment on this study. While the book definitely remains Spanier’s, Kay Boyle’s coopera­tion and participation make the work special.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780809312764
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date: 07/28/1986
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 1480L (what's this?)

About the Author

Sandra Whipple Spanier is a member of the faculty of the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

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