Glenway Wescott,Jerry Rosco's A Heaven of Words: Last Journals, 1956–1984 PDF

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 terrible Wisconsin farm, Wescott went directly to learn on the collage of Chicago, narrowly live to tell the tale the Spanish flu pandemic, and finally grow to be an influential poet and novelist. a massive determine within the American literary expatriate neighborhood in Paris in the course of the Twenties and a trendy American novelist within the years prime as much as international conflict II, he spent a decade dwelling out of the country ahead of moving completely to ny and New Jersey along with his companion, Museum of recent artwork 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 rankings of different 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 preserving journals during which he recorded the reviews that fostered his love of existence, literature, the humanities, and humanity. A Heaven of Words appears 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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