Kay Boyle

Kay Boyle

Kay Boyle (February 19, 1902 – December 27, 1992) was an American writer and political activist. Her most famous works include Being Geniuses Together: 1920-1930 and Process.1

Works

Novels

  • Process (1925)
  • Plagued by the Nightingale (1931)
  • Year Before Last (1932)
  • Gentlemen, I Address You Privately (1933)
  • My Next Bride (1934)
  • Death of a Man (1936)
  • Yellow Dusk (1937) Ghostwritten for Bettina Bedwell
  • Monday Night (1938)
  • The Crazy Hunter: Three Short Novels (The Crazy Hunter, The Bridegroom’s Body, and Big Fiddle) (1940)
  • Primer for Combat (1942)
  • Avalanche (1944)
  • A Frenchman Must Die (1946)
  • 1939 (1948)
  • His Human Majesty (1949)
  • The Seagull on the Step (1955)
  • Three Short Novels (The Crazy Hunter,The Bridegroom’s Body, Decision) (1958)
  • Generation Without Farewell (1960)
  • The Underground Woman (1975)
  • Winter Night (1993)

Story collections

  • Short Stories (1929)
  • Wedding Day and Other Stories (1930)
  • The First Lover and Other Stories (1933)
  • The White Horses of Vienna (1935)
  • The Astronomer’s Wife (1936)
  • Defeat (1941)
  • Thirty Stories (1946)
  • The Smoking Mountain: Stories of Postwar Germany (1951)
  • Nothing Ever Breaks Except the Heart (1966)
  • Fifty Stories (1980)
  • Life Being the Best and Other Stories (1988)

Children’s books

  • The Youngest Camel (1939)
  • Pinky, the Cat Who Liked to Sleep (1966)
  • Pinky in Persia (1968)

Poetry

  • A Statement (1932)
  • A Glad Day (1938)
  • American Citizen: Naturalized in Leadville (1944)
  • Collected Poems (1962)
  • The Lost Dogs of Phnom Pehn (1968)
  • Testament for My Students and Other Poems (1970)
  • A Poem for February First (1975)
  • This Is Not a Letter and Other Poems (1985)
  • Collected Poems of Kay Boyle (1991)

Non-fiction

  • Relations & Complications. Being the Recollections of H.H. The Dayang Muda of Sarawak. (1929) Ghostewritten for Gladys Milton Brooke
  • Breaking the Silence: Why a Mother Tells Her Son about the Nazi Era (1962)
  • The Last Rim of The World (1966)
  • Being Geniuses Together, 1920-1930 (1968) with Robert McAlmon
  • Winter Night and a conversation with the author in New Sounds In American Fiction (1969)
  • The Long Walk at San Francisco State and Other Essays (1970)
  • Four Visions of America (1977) with others
  • Words That Must Somehow Be Said (1985)

See also

External Links

References

1. “Kay Boyle.” Encyclopedia Britannica. Accessed July 25, 2020.

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