Dawn Powell: A Biography

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Dawn Powell: A Biography

Dawn Powell A Biography In Dawn Powell A Biography Tim Page explores the fascinating ironies and sad complexities of Powell s life and work Gore Vidal once referred to her as our best comic novelist deserving to be as wide

  • Title: Dawn Powell: A Biography
  • Author: Tim Page
  • ISBN: 9780805063011
  • Page: 314
  • Format: Paperback
  • In Dawn Powell A Biography, Tim Page explores the fascinating ironies and sad complexities of Powell s life and work Gore Vidal once referred to her as our best comic novelist, deserving to be as widely read as Hemingway and Fitzgerald This biography is a celebration of her triumphant rise from the ashes of near oblivion to her establishment among the giants of twentietIn Dawn Powell A Biography, Tim Page explores the fascinating ironies and sad complexities of Powell s life and work Gore Vidal once referred to her as our best comic novelist, deserving to be as widely read as Hemingway and Fitzgerald This biography is a celebration of her triumphant rise from the ashes of near oblivion to her establishment among the giants of twentieth century American literature Dawn Powell lived in New York City for forty seven years but always maintained the perspective of a permanent visitor She distilled this into her many poems, stories, articles, plays, and her dizzying and inventive novels.

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    1. Lauren Stoolfire on said:

      A friend of mine recommended that I try reading Dawn Powell (1896-1965), an Ohio born author, and in the meantime let me borrow this biography about her life. I went from knowing nothing about her except the names of some of her works to adding several of her books to my already mountainous tbr.

    2. Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly on said:

      Dawn Powell was a writer who was not a member of Enrique Vila-Matas's "Writers of the No." For she wrote and wrote and was never undaunted by bad reviews and the modest financial gains she had had with her novels.This biography has an intriguing beginning: a description of the New York Cemetery on Hart Island, unknown to most New Yorkers, accessible only by a restricted ferry. It is a public burial ground of the unknown/unidentified corpses, the impoverished dead, lost vagrants pulled from their [...]

    3. Laura on said:

      Tim Page has done an excellent job of introducing Dawn Powell to readers. Powell, a Village fixture for 40 odd years, was a largely forgotten writer but interest in her work has been renewed thanks to the efforts of people like Gore Vidal and Tim Page. Most of her best books are readily available both in print and electronically. Powell was basically a nice Ohio girl from a not-so-nice family who moved to New York City and made it. She may not have quite made it big, but she made it nonetheless. [...]

    4. Deborah Stanish on said:

      Fascinating look into the life of a now obscure writer. This caught my interest when I read the story of Tim Page's attempts to sell his collection of Powell's papers. Even though I did this backwards and read the bio first, I'm intrigued enough to add Powell's novel's to my reading list.

    5. Glenetta on said:

      Great book about a great author from Mt. Gilead, OH, (near my hometown). Lots of Morrow County detail in the beginning and all sorts of literary name-dropping at the end. Can't wait to read more Dawn Powell. I have become a little obsessed.

    6. Joanne on said:

      I wouldn't have liked Dawn Powell, (not that it matters) but I admire her spirit, and Tim Page's research.

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