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By Glenway Wescott,Jerry Rosco

ISBN-10: 0299294242

ISBN-13: 9780299294243

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 bad Wisconsin farm, Wescott went directly to examine on the college of Chicago, narrowly live on the Spanish flu pandemic, and finally come to be an influential poet and novelist. a big determine within the American literary expatriate group in Paris throughout the Nineteen Twenties and a trendy American novelist within the years prime as much as international struggle II, he spent a decade residing in another country earlier than moving completely to long island and New Jersey along with his associate, Museum of recent paintings courses director and curator Monroe Wheeler.

            jointly they combined with such highbrow and inventive greats as Jean Cocteau, Colette, George Platt Lynes, Paul Cadmus, Somerset Maugham, Christopher Isherwood, Marianne Moore, W. H. Auden, Truman Capote, Joseph Campbell, and ratings of different luminaries. throughout the moment half his lifestyles, Wescott wrote nonfiction essays and labored for the Academy Institute of Arts and Letters, the entire whereas retaining journals during which he recorded the reviews that fostered his love of existence, literature, the humanities, and humanity. A Heaven of Words appears to be like again on Wescott's whole attention-grabbing existence and divulges the riveting narrative of his final decades.

Winner, homosexual Memoir/Biography, Lambda Literary Awards

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