The Diaries of Dawn Powell: 1931-1965 (Paperback)

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By Dawn Powell, Tim Page (Editor), Tim Page (Introduction by)
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Description


Dawn Powell had a brilliant mind and a keen wit and her humor was never at a finer pitch than in her diaries. And yet her story is a poignant one a son emotionally and mentally impaired, a household of too much alcohol and never enough money, and an artistic career that, if not a failure, fell far short of the success she craved. All is recorded here along with working sketches for her novels, and often revealing portraits of her many friends (a literary who's who of her period) in her always unique style and without self-delusion.
Powell's remarkable "Diaries" will stand as one of her finest literary achievements.

About the Author


DAWN POWELL, who died in 1965, was the author of fifteen novels.

About the Author:
Tim Page is a music critic at Newsday. His work has appeared in High Fidelity, Saturday Review, and The New York Times, and he has taught music criticism at Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School.


About the Author:
Tim Page is a music critic at Newsday. His work has appeared in High Fidelity, Saturday Review, and The New York Times, and he has taught music criticism at Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School.

Praise For…


"The struggle chronicled in The Diaries of Dawn Powell is as brave and feisty a story as any to be found in the novels that made her Ernest Hemingway’s ‘favorite living writer."--James Wilcox, Elle Magazine

"One of the outstanding literary finds of the last quarter-century . . . a book in a thousand." -- New York Times Book Review

"Reads like a mini-book of mini-stories – one compact, perfectly formed arrative followed by another" -- Bill Buford in The New Yorker

Product Details
ISBN: 9781883642259
ISBN-10: 1883642256
Publisher: Steerforth Press
Publication Date: August 1998
Pages: 528
Language: English