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By Glenway Wescott,Jerry Rosco

Charm, wit, compassion, knowledge, literature, nature, intercourse, humor, politics, sorrow, love: those issues fill the overdue magazine pages of enigmatic American author Glenway Wescott. From humble beginnings on a bad Wisconsin farm, Wescott went directly to learn on the collage of Chicago, narrowly live on the Spanish flu pandemic, and at last grow to be an influential poet and novelist. a big determine within the American literary expatriate group in Paris through the Nineteen Twenties and a favorite American novelist within the years major as much as global conflict II, he spent a decade residing in another country ahead of moving completely to ny and New Jersey along with his companion, Museum of contemporary artwork 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 alternative luminaries. in the course of the moment 1/2 his existence, Wescott wrote nonfiction essays and labored for the Academy Institute of Arts and Letters, all of the whereas holding journals within which he recorded the studies that fostered his love of existence, literature, the humanities, and humanity. A Heaven of Words appears to be like again on Wescott's whole interesting lifestyles and divulges the riveting narrative of his final decades.

Winner, homosexual Memoir/Biography, Lambda Literary Awards

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