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 Boyle herself has provided Spanier with letters, unpublished manuscripts, and pages of personal comment on this study.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.
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Sandra Whipple Spanier is a member of the faculty of the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
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Book Description Aug 14, 1986. Book Condition: New. NEW AND FACTORY SEALED. Light shelf wear to cellophane wrapping. Bookseller Inventory # 46-47759
Book Description Southern Illinois University Press, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M080931276X
Book Description Southern Illinois University P, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11080931276X