He studied at the University of Chicago, suffered from yet survived the Spanish flu and was known as an intellectual, a poet and a novelist. His journals show us that his life was fantastic and we become privy to the last part of his life.
Wescott was a thinker and brilliant conversationalist and an activist for social progress and the arts. We feel his heartbreak at the death of his mother and friends and we read about a wonderful gay relationship between himself and Wheeler.
The second volume of Glenway Wescott journals
Wescott was at the center of an amazing circle of friends, and also a center in NY of a period when queer life was like belonging to a very special, very private club. Leave a Reply Cancel reply.
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A major figure in the American literary expatriate community in Paris during the s and a prominent American novelist in the years leading up to World War II, he spent a decade living abroad before relocating permanently to New York and New Jersey with his partner, Museum of Modern Art publications director and curator Monroe Wheeler.
Auden, Truman Capote, Joseph Campbell, and scores of other luminaries. During the second half of his life, Wescott wrote nonfiction essays and worked for the Academy Institute of Arts and Letters, all the while keeping journals in which he recorded the experiences that fostered his love of life, literature, the arts, and humanity. A Heaven of Words looks back on Wescott's entire fascinating life and reveals the riveting narrative of his last decades.
He lives in New York City. Praise For… "When a writer like Wescott is famous in youth, it is the later years that are often more fascinating.
- A Heaven of Words: Last Journals, 1956–1984;
- The Days I Knew!
- Religion and State in Syria (Cambridge Middle East Studies, 41).
- A Heaven of Words.