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A Week in Literary History

February 19th, 2002

American short story writer and longtime expatriate Kay Boyle (The White Horses of Vienna and Other Stories, 1936) is born in 1903 in St. Paul, Minn.

Kay Boyle, b. February 19, 1902, d. 1992

boyle.jpgAlthough not at her best when writing novels, Kay Boyle was one of the finest short story writers of the twentieth century. And as a political activist not afraid to take a policeman’s club to the head even in her seventies, she was a lifelong example of the principled artist. At the end of her life she reigned as one of the last survivors of the glory days of the Twenties in Paris, where she knew Hemingway and Fitzgerald and Ford and Stein and Picasso and all the rest of them.

Suggested Reading Stories Short Stories, 1929. Wedding Day and Other Stories, 1930. Thirty Stories, 1946. The Smoking Mountain: Stories of Germany During the Occupation, 1951. Fifty Stories, 1980. Other Three Short Novels, 1958. Being Geniuses Together, 1920-1930, 1968. The Long Walk at San Francisco State and Other Essays, 1970. Words that Somehow Must Be Said: Selected Essays of Kay Boyle, 1927-1984, 1985.

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