By Glenway Wescott,Jerry Rosco

Charm, wit, compassion, knowledge, literature, nature, intercourse, humor, politics, sorrow, love: those subject matters fill the overdue magazine pages of enigmatic American author Glenway Wescott. From humble beginnings on a negative Wisconsin farm, Wescott went directly to examine on the college of Chicago, narrowly live to tell the tale the Spanish flu pandemic, and finally turn out to be an influential poet and novelist. a huge determine within the American literary expatriate neighborhood in Paris through the Nineteen Twenties and a well-known American novelist within the years top as much as global struggle II, he spent a decade dwelling in another country prior to moving completely to big apple and New Jersey together with his companion, Museum of recent artwork guides director and curator Monroe Wheeler.

            jointly they combined with such highbrow and inventive greats as Jean Cocteau, Colette, George Platt Lynes, Paul Cadmus, Somerset Maugham, Christopher Isherwood, Marianne Moore, W. H. Auden, Truman Capote, Joseph Campbell, and ratings of different luminaries. through the moment half his lifestyles, Wescott wrote nonfiction essays and labored for the Academy Institute of Arts and Letters, all of the whereas protecting journals during which he recorded the studies that fostered his love of lifestyles, literature, the humanities, and humanity. A Heaven of Words seems again on Wescott's complete interesting lifestyles and divulges the riveting narrative of his final decades.

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