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SELECTED LETTERS FROM A WRITER'S LIFE; edited with an introduction by Robert Phillips, afterword by Sir. Stephen Spender

GOYEN, William

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ISBN 10: 0292727739 / ISBN 13: 9780292727731
Published by Univ. of Texas Press, Austin, 1995
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8vo, pp. 427. A fine copy in dj. Inscribed by the editor to poet William Jay Smith: "For William Jay Smith, dear friend - | These arias from another dear friend. | much affection - | Bob Phillips | Houston 1995". Bookseller Inventory # 51261

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Publisher: Univ. of Texas Press, Austin

Publication Date: 1995

Edition: First Edition.

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Proclaimed "one of the great American writers of short fiction" by the New York Times Book Review, William Goyen (1915-1983) had a quintessentially American literary career, in which national recognition came only after years of struggle to find his authentic voice, his audience, and an artistic milieu in which to create. These letters, which span the years 1937 to 1983, offer a compelling testament to what it means to be a writer in America.

A prolific correspondent, Goyen wrote regularly to friends, family, editors, and other writers. Among the letters selected here are those to such major literary figures as W. H. Auden, Archibald MacLeish, Joyce Carol Oates, William Inge, Elia Kazan, Elizabeth Spencer, and Katherine Anne Porter.

These letters constitute a virtual autobiography, as well as a fascinating introduction to Goyen's work. They add an important chapter to the study of American and Texas literature of the twentieth century.

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A longtime friend of William Goyen’s, editor Robert Phillips is Director of the Creative Writing Program and Professor of English at the University of Houston. He also edited Letters of Delmore Schwartz and Delmore Schwartz and James Laughlin: Selected Letters.

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