New PDF release: A Heaven of Words: Last Journals, 1956–1984

By Glenway Wescott,Jerry Rosco

Charm, wit, compassion, knowledge, literature, nature, intercourse, humor, politics, sorrow, love: those subject matters fill the overdue magazine pages of enigmatic American author Glenway Wescott. From humble beginnings on a negative Wisconsin farm, Wescott went directly to research on the college of Chicago, narrowly live to tell the tale the Spanish flu pandemic, and finally end up an influential poet and novelist. a huge determine within the American literary expatriate neighborhood in Paris throughout the Nineteen Twenties and a favourite American novelist within the years major as much as international struggle II, he spent a decade dwelling out of the country ahead of moving completely to ny and New Jersey together with his companion, Museum of contemporary paintings courses director and curator Monroe Wheeler.

            jointly they combined with such highbrow and artistic greats as Jean Cocteau, Colette, George Platt Lynes, Paul Cadmus, Somerset Maugham, Christopher Isherwood, Marianne Moore, W. H. Auden, Truman Capote, Joseph Campbell, and rankings of alternative luminaries. through the moment half his existence, Wescott wrote nonfiction essays and labored for the Academy Institute of Arts and Letters, all of the whereas holding journals within which he recorded the studies that fostered his love of lifestyles, literature, the humanities, and humanity. A Heaven of Words seems again on Wescott's whole interesting existence and divulges the riveting narrative of his final decades.

Winner, homosexual Memoir/Biography, Lambda Literary Awards

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