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The Resource William Goyen : selected letters from a writer's life, edited and with an introduction by Robert Phillips ; afterword by Sir Stephen Spender

William Goyen : selected letters from a writer's life, edited and with an introduction by Robert Phillips ; afterword by Sir Stephen Spender

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William Goyen : selected letters from a writer's life
Title
William Goyen
Title remainder
selected letters from a writer's life
Statement of responsibility
edited and with an introduction by Robert Phillips ; afterword by Sir Stephen Spender
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
" Proclaimed "one of the great American writers of short fiction" by the New York Times Book Review, William Goyen (1915-1983) had a quintessentially American literary career, in which national recognition came only after years of struggle to find his authentic voice, his audience, and an artistic milieu in which to create. These letters, which span the years 1937 to 1983, offer a compelling testament to what it means to be a writer in America. A prolific correspondent, Goyen wrote regularly to friends, family, editors, and other writers. Among the letters selected here are those to such major literary figures as W. H. Auden, Archibald MacLeish, Joyce Carol Oates, William Inge, Elia Kazan, Elizabeth Spencer, and Katherine Anne Porter. These letters constitute a virtual autobiography, as well as a fascinating introduction to Goyen's work. They add an important chapter to the study of American and Texas literature of the twentieth century."--Publisher description
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3513.O97
LC item number
Z48 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Label
William Goyen : selected letters from a writer's life, edited and with an introduction by Robert Phillips ; afterword by Sir Stephen Spender
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes indexes
Control code
30036496
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xlii, 427 p.
Isbn
9780292727731
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94008789
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1995. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Richard A. Holland, 1996 (Access. No. 96-104). With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.
Label
William Goyen : selected letters from a writer's life, edited and with an introduction by Robert Phillips ; afterword by Sir Stephen Spender
Publication
Note
Includes indexes
Control code
30036496
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xlii, 427 p.
Isbn
9780292727731
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94008789
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1995. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Richard A. Holland, 1996 (Access. No. 96-104). With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.

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