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Boyle, Kay 1902-1992

Works: 432 works in 1,158 publications in 5 languages and 32,225 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Biographies  History  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Essays  Autobiographies  Action and adventure fiction  Autographs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Recipient, Other, Conceptor, Former owner, Author of introduction, Speaker
Classifications: PS3503.O9357, 813.52
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kay Boyle
Being geniuses together, 1920-1930 by Robert McAlmon( Book )

50 editions published between 1968 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There was no more exhilarating decade in the history of modern letters than the twenties in Paris. They were all there: Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, John Dos Passos, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Mina Loy, T.S. Eliot, Djuna Barnes, Ford Madox Ford, Katherine Mansfield, Alice B. Toklas ... and with them were Robert McAlmon and Kay Boyle." "Their collaborative memoir began as a book written by McAlmon in 1934. In the late 1960s, Kay Boyle revised and edited the book, adding alternating chapters of her own. The result is a marvelous chronicle of the period as seen through two sets of perceptive eyes. As both writers tell wonderful anecdotes - of Joyce on his evening binges, of Stein holding court, of Hemingway at his most vicious - they beautifully evoke 1920s Paris in this sad, funny, informative, and nostalgic memoir."--Jacket
Fifty years of the American short story : from the O. Henry awards, 1919-1970 by William Miller Abrahams( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from Prize stories
Fifty stories by Kay Boyle( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fifty stories of this anthology document the career of one of America's finest minor writers from 1927 through 1966. The themes and concerns follow her moving and maturing: There is the Midwest, Atlantic City, France, Austria, England, occupied Germany and postwar New York. Changing as history changed, the stories deal with childhood and parentage, sexuality, crass exploitation, prejudice, Fascism, war, American values and the disorientation of individuals
Plagued by the nightingale by Kay Boyle( Book )

38 editions published between 1931 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the love story of the American girl Bridget and the young Frenchman Nicolas whom she marries. Bridget goes to live with his wealthy, close-knit family who love each other to the exclusion of the outside world. But it is a love that festers
Thirty stories by Kay Boyle( Book )

24 editions published between 1946 and 1957 in 3 languages and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since Kay Boyle spent the years 1922 to 1941 in Europe, many of her characters and settings are European. But a deep love of nature, of mountains and water and forests make these settings universal, while the effect of nature -- a flight of birds, for instance -- on her characters suggests classic Japanese literature. The intensity with which she enters into these characters, their quandaries, their limitations, their resilience in the face of tragedy, makes memorable and honestly felt experience. -- From publisher's description
Nothing ever breaks except the heart by Kay Boyle( Book )

8 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

55 short stories from the New Yorker( Book )

2 editions published between 1949 and 1952 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stories... have appeared in the New Yorker during the past ten years
Year before last by Kay Boyle( Book )

35 editions published between 1900 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1e dr. 1932
Avalanche, a novel by Kay Boyle( Book )

26 editions published between 1943 and 1974 in 5 languages and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Note on inside front cover: Lawrence and Anita Rushing
The underground woman by Kay Boyle( Book )

8 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best of the Best American short stories, 1915-1950 by Martha Foley( Book )

1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outstanding short fiction gathered from Best American short stories and its predecessors
Generation without farewell by Kay Boyle( Book )

15 editions published between 1959 and 1962 in 3 languages and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kay Boyle's deeply moving new novel (her first since The Seagull on the Step) is set in a small Hessian town during the American military occupation of Germany. Its characters confront one another across the chasm of national differences between the conquered and the conquerors. Chiefly they are the American Military Commander of the Post, his sensitive wife, their college freshman daughter, and two Americans who seek her love, one a civilian, the other an army officer, all seen through the eyes of a young German newspaperman. Kay Boyle has employed all of her unique, well-known artistry and human warmth in telling the story of what ensues when antipathy, love, and social tension begin to interact. The result is a novel of palpable distinction
The modern short story in the making by Whit Burnett( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from various types of short stories, with writers' and editors' commentaries, and definitions of the types of stories. Authors range from Mailer to Tennessee Williams
Monday night by Kay Boyle( Book )

31 editions published between 1938 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unfathomable horror broods over this story in which two Americans become involved in the search for one man: a toxicologist who has been connected with certain notorious poisonings which had occurred in France."--Jacket
Testament for my students and other poems by Kay Boyle( Book )

6 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gentlemen, I address you privately by Kay Boyle( Book )

19 editions published between 1924 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of stories from the Southern review( Book )

1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death of a man : a novel by Kay Boyle( Book )

16 editions published between 1936 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boyle describes the tragedy of a society pushed to the edge by circumstance but as yet unaware of the dangers, the incipient evil, of the course it is choosing. In this setting, the passionate relationship between the appealing and vigorous but pro-Nazi Dr. Prochaska and the pampered, neurotic American young woman Pendennis, is a paradigm of the difficulty of individual love in a disordered world
Collected poems by Kay Boyle( Book )

8 editions published in 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The autobiography of Emanuel Carnevali by Emanuel Carnevali( Book )

6 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Collected poems
Fifty storiesYear before lastDeath of a man : a novelCollected poemsKay Boyle, artist and activistKay Boyle : author of herselfAmerican women writers and the Nazis : ethics and politics in Boyle, Porter, Stafford, and Hellman
Alternative Names
Boyle Kay

Boyle, Kay, 1902-

Boyle, Kay 1903-

Boyle, Kay, 1903-1992

Kay Boyle Amerikaans dichteres (1902-1992)

Kay Boyle amerikansk poet

Kay Boyle écrivain américaine

Kay Boyle író, tanár, politikai aktivista az Egyesült Államokból

Kay Boyle scrittrice statunitense

Kay Boyle US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin und Journalistin

Кэй Бойл

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