Kay Boyle (1902-1992)

A selective list of literary criticism for the American novelist, short-story writer, poet, and political activist, Kay Boyle, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars and articles published in peer-reviewed sources


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introduction & literary criticism

An introduction to Kay Boyle, plus excerpts of reputable critical discussions, includes the following sections: Kay Boyle's Life; On "Communication to Nancy Cunard"; Haywood Patterson's Letter to Boyle's Daughter; A Scottsboro Petition; Life Magazine Photo-Essay on the Scottsboro Boys (1937); Carleton Beals in The Nation (1936); A Scottsboro Chronology; A Scottsboro Protest Exhibit; from the Modern American Poetry Site (Univ. of Illinois)

Publisher's introduction to Kay Boyle's first novel, Process, from Univ. of Ill. Press. "Process is a classic Bildungsroman and "a portrait of the artist as a young woman." Like James Joyce's Stephen Dedalus, Kerith Day is a sensitive youth, self-consciously in search of her own identity and place in the world" [gone].

Kay Boyle papers. Includes a brief biography of Kay Boyle. Univ. of Delaware Library

A photo of Kay Boyle's house in San Francisco, a city she is associated with as a teacher at San Francisco State College


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