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Dawn Powell (1896–1965)

Forfatter af Dawn Powell: Novels, 1930-1942

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Værker af Dawn Powell

Dawn Powell: Novels, 1930-1942 (2001) 410 eksemplarer
Dawn Powell: Novels 1944-1962 (2001) 350 eksemplarer
A Time to Be Born (1942) 269 eksemplarer
The Locusts Have No King (1948) 266 eksemplarer
The Wicked Pavilion (1990) 258 eksemplarer
The Golden Spur (1962) 185 eksemplarer
Turn, Magic Wheel (1997) 153 eksemplarer
Angels on Toast (1940) 148 eksemplarer
The Happy Island (1998) 77 eksemplarer
Come Back to Sorrento (1998) 68 eksemplarer
Dance Night (1999) 65 eksemplarer
Dawn Powell at Her Best (1994) 65 eksemplarer
The Bride's House (1998) 41 eksemplarer
Four Plays by Dawn Powell (1999) 20 eksemplarer
The Story of a Country Boy (2001) 15 eksemplarer
Can't Catch Me (1994) 12 eksemplarer
A cage for lovers (1966) 6 eksemplarer
She Walks in Beauty 3 eksemplarer
Complete Novels 2 eksemplarer
Such a Pretty Day 2 eksemplarer
Downtown Ladies (1994) 2 eksemplarer
Whither 1 eksemplar
Jig saw, a comedy 1 eksemplar
Powell Dawn 1 eksemplar
Cafè Julien (2015) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Assassin's Cloak: An Anthology of the World's Greatest Diarists (2000) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver548 eksemplarer
Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology (2004) — Bidragyder — 297 eksemplarer
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Bidragyder — 274 eksemplarer
Short Stories from The New Yorker, 1925 to 1940 (1940) — Bidragyder — 200 eksemplarer
The Norton Book of Personal Essays (1997) — Bidragyder — 142 eksemplarer

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Fødselsdato
1896-11-28
Dødsdag
1965-11-14
Begravelsessted
Hart Island, New York, New York, USA
Køn
female
Nationalitet
USA
Fødested
Mount Gilead, Ohio, USA
Dødssted
New York, New York, USA
Bopæl
Mount Gilead, Ohio, USA
New York, New York, USA
Shelby, Ohio, USA
Uddannelse
Lake Erie College
Erhverv
freelance writer
film extra (silent films)
screenwriter
radio personality
novelist
short story writer (vis alle 8)
playwright
diarist
Kort biografi
Dawn Powell was born in Mount Gilead, Ohio. She had a difficult childhood and ran away to the home of an aunt at age 13. She lived there while attending high school and went to Lake Erie College for Women in Painesville, where she wrote stories and plays, acted in college productions, and contributed to and edited the college newspaper. She graduated in 1918. and moved to New York City's Greenwich Village. She was an active member of the artistic scene there, often using it in her novels and plays. She never became a really popular writer in her own lifetime, and most of her works were out of print by the time of her death. However, they've since undergone a revival and she is now considered an underappreciated comic and satiric genius.

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It’s a masterpiece, plain and simple.
 
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Mark_Feltskog | 6 andre anmeldelser | Dec 23, 2023 |
This is my introduction to the sublime world of Dawn Powell, and I wish that this book's publisher--Steerforth Press--had dedicated more time to giving it a proper copyediting. I don't know what goes into the production process when a book is reprinted, but repairing spelling and syntax faults seems like as good a place as any to prioritize. Though this book is rife with spelling errors, I cite for you this unintentional howler, marring an otherwise stunning sentence:

"...in the corner tottered a huge rococo wardrobe closet decorated with life-size Cupids chipping off like old love itself, the loose doors popping open at the sound of any bell or automobile horn as if to allow refuse [sic!] for half a dozen secret lovers instead of for the the costumes packed within."

Ms. Powell's manuscript, I am confident, used refuge rather than refuse. Why go to the trouble of publishing this fine novel in a handsome trade paper edition, then not bother to edit it for this kind of glaring error?

Steerforth has apparently reprinted the bulk of Dawn Powell's oeuvre (although some of her books have also been published in superb Library of America editions, a treatment they richly deserve), so I expect if I want to read Dance Night, I'll suffer similar incompetence.

That said, this is an excellent book, evocative of its place and time, and written, as cited above, in excellent prose. Highly recommended.
… (mere)
 
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Mark_Feltskog | 4 andre anmeldelser | Dec 23, 2023 |
Now I am left wanting to know what is going to happen to these characters next! Will Amanda be a success?

Very amusing look at the life of an ambitious woman, originally from a small Midwestern town, in New York City in the time just before the United States entered WW2 (1939-1940).
 
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leslie.98 | 6 andre anmeldelser | Jun 27, 2023 |
Set in the 40's in New York City, this is the story of vanity, pride, and greed. A young woman from a small town becomes the famed wife of a famous publisher; her friend from her home town has been jilted by a lover comes to New York and takes a job at the publishing company.

This is basically the story of people using each other. Very dated.
 
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maryreinert | 6 andre anmeldelser | Nov 21, 2022 |

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