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Glenway Wescott personally : a biography

Author: Jerry Rosco
Publisher: Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Glenway Wescott Personally, Jerry Rosco chronicles Wescott's long and colorful life, his early fame and later struggles to write, the uniquely privileged and sometimes tortured world of artistic creation. Rosco sensitively and insightfully reveals Wescott's private life, his long relationship with Museum of Modern Art curator Monroe Wheeler, his work with sex researcher Alfred Kinsey that led to breakthrough  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rosco, Jerry.
Glenway Wescott personally.
Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, c2002
(OCoLC)606758226
Named Person: Glenway Wescott; Glenway Wescott; Glenway Wescott
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry Rosco
ISBN: 0299177300 9780299177300 0299177343 9780299177348
OCLC Number: 47973261
Description: xvii, 306 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Wisconsin Farm Boy to Midwest Prodigy --
The Next Step: New York and Europe --
The Expatriate Twenties --
Paris and a New Family --
Lost in America: The Thirties --
The Little Masterpiece and Willie Maugham --
The Bestseller --
Dr. Kinsey and the Institute for Sex Research --
Inside the Circle: Farewell to George --
Beyond Fiction: The Valley Submerged --
The Great Divide and Images of Truth --
"Quail and Strawberries" --
Golden Leaves and the Birthday Book --
Epilogue: Other Voices and Continual Lessons.
Responsibility: Jerry Rosco.
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As a writer, Wescott (1901-1987) left behind a series of novels noted for their lyricism. As a literary figure, he also became a symbol of his times. In this biography, Rosco chronicles Wescott's  Read more...

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"It is a distinct treat to recall my meetings with and listening in awe to Glenway Wescott, noted novelist, essayist, pundit, and bon vivant." - Liz Smith, syndicated columnist "A major book and a Read more...

 
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