The Selected Letters of Dawn Powell
Publication Date: October 1999
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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The rediscovery of Dawn Powell is in full swing. Her novels, most of them back in print, now grace the shelves of bookstores across the nation. Tim Page's masterly biography of Powell has helped to generate an enormous amount of publicity and renewed interest in this immensely provocative and insightful writer-including a three-page spread in The New York Times.
Terry Teachout, writing in The New York Times Book Review, hailed The Diaries of Dawn Powell, edited by Tim Page, as one of the outstanding literary finds of the last quarter century. This collection of Dawn Powell's letters promises to create yet another wave of excitement and discovery. Written to friends, fans, relatives, and publishers, and to Malcolm Lowry, John Dos Passos, Edmund Wilson, Max Perkins, and Malcolm Cowley, they are rife with Powell's great ability to entertain. This collection will complete the restoration and rehabilitation of one of America's finest literary voices.
Tim Page is the Pulitzer Prize-winning chief music critic for The Washington Post. He is the editor of The Diaries of Dawn Powell and author of Dawn Powell: A Biography (Owl Books, 0-8050-6301-3). He lives in New York City.
"[Dawn Powell is] one of our most brilliant-certainly most witty-novelists, whose reputation continues to grow after her death: we are catching up to her." --Gore Vidal