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Kay Boyle (1902–1992)

Forfatter af Being Geniuses Together, 1920-1930

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Værker af Kay Boyle

Being Geniuses Together, 1920-1930 (1968) 176 eksemplarer
Year Before Last (1932) 137 eksemplarer
My Next Bride (1934) 124 eksemplarer
Plagued by the Nightingale (1931) 112 eksemplarer
Fifty Stories (1605) 74 eksemplarer
Avalanche (1944) 59 eksemplarer
Three Short Novels (1958) 55 eksemplarer
Thirty Stories (1946) 41 eksemplarer
Gentlemen, I Address You Privately (1933) 36 eksemplarer
Collected Poems (1962) 31 eksemplarer
The underground woman (1975) 22 eksemplarer
The White Horses of Vienna (1937) 19 eksemplarer
Monday Night (1938) 17 eksemplarer
Process: A Novel (2001) 14 eksemplarer
Generation Without Farewell (1959) 14 eksemplarer
Enough of Dying: Voices for Peace (1972) 8 eksemplarer
Pinky in Persia (1968) 8 eksemplarer
1939 : a novel (1948) 8 eksemplarer
The Youngest Camel (1959) 6 eksemplarer
A Frenchman Must Die (1946) 6 eksemplarer
Primer for combat 5 eksemplarer
His Human Majesty 4 eksemplarer
A glad day (1938) 4 eksemplarer
Pinky, the Cat Who Liked to Sleep (1966) 4 eksemplarer
Wedding Day & Other Stories (1972) 3 eksemplarer
Short Stories (1929) 3 eksemplarer
Kroy Wen 2 eksemplarer
Black Boy 2 eksemplarer
Winter Night 1 eksemplar
Convalescence 1 eksemplar
Boyle, Kay Archive 1 eksemplar
Men 1 eksemplar
Vivir es lo mejor (2023) 1 eksemplar
Maiden, Maiden 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1927) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver4,716 eksemplarer
The Man Outside : Play & stories (1956) — Forord — 554 eksemplarer
The World of the Short Story: A 20th Century Collection (1986) — Bidragyder — 460 eksemplarer
Fifty Great American Short Stories (1965) — Bidragyder — 427 eksemplarer
Women & Fiction: Short Stories By and About Women (1975) — Bidragyder — 363 eksemplarer
The Portable Sixties Reader (2002) — Bidragyder — 323 eksemplarer
The Treasury of American Short Stories (1981) — Bidragyder — 267 eksemplarer
Short Stories from The New Yorker, 1925 to 1940 (1940) — Bidragyder — 200 eksemplarer
Babylon (1927) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver144 eksemplarer
No More Masks! An Anthology of Poems by Women (1973) — Bidragyder — 122 eksemplarer
The Persephone Book of Short Stories (2012) — Bidragyder — 119 eksemplarer
200 Years of Great American Short Stories (1975) — Bidragyder — 68 eksemplarer
Surrealist Painters and Poets: An Anthology (2001) — Bidragyder — 67 eksemplarer
55 Short Stories from The New Yorker, 1940 to 1950 (1949) — Bidragyder — 61 eksemplarer
O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1943 (1943) — Bidragyder — 48 eksemplarer
Fifty Best American Short Stories 1915-1965 (1965) — Bidragyder — 36 eksemplarer
Beach : Stories by the Sand and Sea (2000) — Bidragyder — 32 eksemplarer
50 Best American Short Stories 1915-1939 (1939) — Bidragyder — 28 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 1967 (1967) — Bidragyder — 28 eksemplarer
American short stories, 1820 to the present (1952) — Bidragyder — 26 eksemplarer
Great Short Stories of the World (1965) — Bidragyder — 25 eksemplarer
Studies in Fiction (1965) — Bidragyder — 22 eksemplarer
Nine Short Novels (1952) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
The Story Pocket Book (1944) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
Gender in Modernism: New Geographies, Complex Intersections (2007) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 1943 (1943) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
The best of the Best American short stories, 1915-1950 (1975) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
Four Visions of America (1977) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Best modern short stories (1965) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1941 (1941) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Time to Be Young: Great Stories of the Growing Years (1945) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
The Literary Horse: Great Modern Stories About Horses (1995) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
Post Stories of 1941 (1942) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 1952 (1952) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Triquarterly 19 (Fall 1970) For Edward Dahlberg (1970) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
The Saturday Evening Post Stories: 1950 (1950) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 1942 (1942) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
The Saturday Evening Post Stories: 1942-1945 (1946) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
The College Short Story Reader (1948) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1935 — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
The PL book of modern American short stories (1945) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Modern Short Stories — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Twelve Great Modern Stories, A New Collection — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Direction, Volume 1, Number 2 (Jan-March 1935) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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St Paul, Minnesota, USA
Mill Valley, California, USA
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
New York, New York, USA
Mill Valley, California, USA
Rowayton, Connecticut, USA
Austria (vis alle 9)
Paris, France
England, UK
Ohio Mechanics Institute
Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
short story writer
political activist
Walsh, Ernest (partner|deceased)
McAlmon, Robert (friend)
Vail, Laurence (spouse)
Priser og hædersbevisninger
National Endowment for the Arts Lifetime Achievement Award
Lannan Literary Award (1989)
Robert Kirsch Award (1986)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Literature|1968)
Kort biografi
Kay Boyle was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was educated at the Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, then studied architecture at the Ohio Mechanics Institute in Cincinnati. She also studied the violin at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music before moving to New York City in 1922. During her nearly 20 years in France, she befriended many writers and artists in the Montparnasse neighborhood of Paris, including Harry and Caresse Crosby, owners of the Black Sun Press, which published her first book of short stories. Her debut novel, Plagued by the Nightingale, appeared in 1931. She produced more than 40 books, including 14 novels, 11 volumes of short stories, eight books of poetry, four translations of French works, four children’s books, and five nonfiction books. Many of her short stories of the interwar years were published in The New Yorker. Her most famous work may be her memoir Being Geniuses Together: 1920-1930 (1968) in which she interwove the story of fellow expatriate writer Robert McAlmon with that of her own. In later years, she taught creative writing courses at various universities. She was active in left-wing politics all her life, and after returning to the USA, she lost her job during the McCarthy era. She was later cleared by the State Department. In 1963, she took a creative writing position at San Francisco State College, where she remained until 1979. She participated in numerous antiwar protests, and in 1967 was arrested twice and imprisoned. She was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1968 and won a lifetime achievement award from the National Endowment for the Arts.



‘El caballo ciego’, una narración de perfección asombrosa, JM Guelbenzu, El País 23.07.2022: https://elpais.com/babelia/2022-07-23/el-caballo-ciego-una-narracion-de-perfecci...
Albertos | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jan 28, 2024 |
""Vivir es lo mejor", de Kay Boyle: brillante muestrario de la desolación", JM Guelbenzu, El País 27.01.2024: https://elpais.com/babelia/2024-01-27/vivir-es-lo-mejor-de-kay-boyle-brillante-m...
Albertos | Jan 28, 2024 |
Boyle newbies: do not, do not, do not start here. Breaking my self-imposed Goodreads exile to insist on this!

I'm working on a lengthy piece on Boyle now, which I'll place on my blog when it's finished.

This book is for Boyle completists only, although it does have an excellent and lengthy introduction on Boyle, her life, her work, and her politics by Sandra Spanier with which I think everyone new to Boyle should familiarize themselves.

Spanier herself happened upon this manuscript when collecting Boyle's letters for publication; so only posthumously was Boyle's "first novel" published. However, it seems wiser on Boyle's part to have asserted herself as an emerging and important stylist with Plagued By the Nightingale instead of Process, so the fact that this book was buried by her for so long is not so surprising—still, the politics in Process are more aligned with Boyle's later stance in her post-WWII fiction and prose, almost acting like a self-fulfilling prophecy of sorts.

Rounded up from 3.5 stars because of the introduction by Spanier, and well... because this is Kay Boyle, after all.
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proustitute | Apr 2, 2023 |
A short piece I wrote for The Scofield's second issue's "Ports of Call" section, an issue themed around Kay Boyle's work: http://bit.ly/TheScofield1-2

Written during the latter part of the Second World War and published in 1944, Boyle’s Avalanche represents a critical shift in her writing; while still demonstrating a stylistic debt to modernist figures such as Henry James, Ezra Pound, and Gertrude Stein, Avalanche sees Boyle pressing forward into more overtly political work—a thematic that will color her work to come, especially with the advent of the Vietnam War. In many ways, while she is one of American expatriate literature’s most unique prose stylists, one that is sadly forgotten and whose reputation is horrifically buried in literary culture today, she is also the twentieth century’s most vocal chronicler of war, covering and spanning every war’s repercussions for America, the world at large, and those individuals poised precariously between borders and nations.

In Avalanche, the American Fenton Ravel travels to war-torn France in order to find her lost lover, Bastineau, who has put his knowledge of mountaineering and the frontiers to good use in assisting French nationals to escape from Germany across the Alps. In what is perhaps Boyle’s most brilliant and cinematic opening chapter—demonstrating a debt to James as well as to Alfred Hitchcock—Fenton travels in a blacked-out train with two men whose faces she can see only by the light of a paltry match used to light proffered cigarettes. On the journey, Fenton tries to decipher their nationalities based on their accents, their opinions about world politics, their manners, and the way they interact with each other—launching one of the first extended interior monologue scenes in all of Boyle’s novels.

However, it becomes clear that in a world ruptured by war and in which no one feels wholly at home, national identity is a myth, at best.And this is the central predicament with which Fenton deals in Avalanche, on her quest to rejoin her lover Bastineau. Along the way, not only are patriotism and national allegiance called into question, but so are the ineffable yet persistent callings of the heart: as in all of Boyle’s work, Avalanche’s themes of love and espionage examine the dialectical relationship between these states, just as her characters play out a sociopolitical chamber drama in which the heart knows nothing about borders, and love knows no bounds of national or political allegiance.
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proustitute | 1 anden anmeldelse | Apr 2, 2023 |



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