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By Glenway Wescott,Jerry Rosco

Charm, wit, compassion, knowledge, literature, nature, intercourse, humor, politics, sorrow, love: those issues fill the past due magazine pages of enigmatic American author Glenway Wescott. From humble beginnings on a negative Wisconsin farm, Wescott went directly to learn on the college of Chicago, narrowly live to tell the tale the Spanish flu pandemic, and finally grow to be an influential poet and novelist. a big determine within the American literary expatriate group in Paris in the course of the Nineteen Twenties and a popular American novelist within the years major as much as global struggle II, he spent a decade residing in a foreign country sooner than moving completely to long island and New Jersey along with his associate, Museum of recent paintings guides 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 rankings of different luminaries. in the course of the moment half his lifestyles, Wescott wrote nonfiction essays and labored for the Academy Institute of Arts and Letters, all of the whereas conserving journals during which he recorded the reports that fostered his love of existence, literature, the humanities, and humanity. A Heaven of Words seems to be 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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