Monday Night

Monday Night

Kay Boyle / Feb 26, 2020
Monday Night 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 i
  • Title: Monday Night
  • Author: Kay Boyle
  • ISBN: 9780911858358
  • Page: 441
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 Boyle s main character, the investigator Wiltshire Tobin, is based on Left Bank legend Harold Edmund Stearns.The dust jacket features a printed letter from DylanUnfathomable 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 Boyle s main character, the investigator Wiltshire Tobin, is based on Left Bank legend Harold Edmund Stearns.The dust jacket features a printed letter from Dylan Thomas to Boyle.
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    About "Kay Boyle"

      • Kay Boyle

        Kay Boyle was a writer of the Lost Generation.Early yearsThe granddaughter of a publisher, Kay Boyle was born in St Paul, Minnesota, and grew up in several cities but principally in Cincinnati, Ohio Her father, Howard Peterson Boyle, was a lawyer, but her greatest influence came from her mother, Katherine Evans, a literary and social activist who believed that the wealthy had an obligation to help the less well off In later years Kay Boyle championed integration and civil rights She also advocated banning nuclear weapons, and American withdrawal from the Vietnam War.Boyle was educated at the exclusive Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, then studied architecture at the Ohio Mechanics Institute in Cincinnati Interested in the arts, she studied violin at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music before settling in New York City in 1922 where she found work as a writer editor with a small magazine.Marriages and family lifeThat same year, she met and married a French exchange student, Richard Brault, and they moved to France in 1923 This resulted in her staying in Europe for the better part of the next twenty years Separated from her husband, she formed a relationship with magazine editor Ernest Walsh, with whom she had a daughter born after Walsh had died of tuberculosis.In 1928 she met Laurence Vail, who was then married to Peggy Guggenheim Boyle and Vail lived together between 1929 until 1932 when, following their divorces, they married With Vail, she had three children.During her years in France, Boyle was associated with several innovative literary magazines and made friends with many of the writers and artists living in Paris around Montparnasse Among her friends were Harry and Caresse Crosby who owned the Black Sun Press and published her first work of fiction, a collection titled Short Stories They became such good friends that in 1928 Harry Crosby cashed in some stock dividends to help Boyle pay for an abortion Other friends included Eugene and Maria Jolas Kay Boyle also wrote for transition, one of the preeminent literary publications of the day A poet as well as a novelist, her early writings often reflected her lifelong search for true love as well as her interest in the power relationships between men and women Kay Boyle s short stories won two O Henry Awards.In 1936, she wrote a novel titled Death of a Man, an attack on the growing threat of Nazism, but at that time, no one in America was listening In 1943, following her divorce from Laurence Vail, she married Baron Joseph von Franckenstein with whom she had two children After having lived in France, Austria, England, and in Germany after World War II, Boyle returned to the United States.McCarthyism, later lifeIn the States, Boyle and her husband were victims of early 1950s McCarthyism Her husband was dismissed by Roy Cohn from his post in the Public Affairs Division of the U.S State Department, and Boyle lost her position as foreign correspondent for The New Yorker, a post she had held for six years She was blacklisted by most of the major magazines During this period, her life and writing became increasingly political.In the early 1960s, Boyle and her husband lived in Rowayton, Connecticut, where he taught at a private girls school He was then rehired by the State Department and posted to Iran, but died shortly thereafter in 1963.Boyle was a writer in residence at the New York City Writer s Conference at Wagner College in 1962 In 1963, she accepted a creative writing position on the faculty of San Francisco State College, where she remained until 1979 During this period she became heavily involved in political activism She traveled to Cambodia in 1966 as part of the Americans Want to Know fact seeking mission She participated in numerous protests, and in 1967 was arrested twice and imprisoned In 1968, she signed the Writers and Editors War Tax Protest pledge,


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    1. Some great writing here, and an interesting experiment from Kay you can hear the Faulkner influence, and I also felt echoes of The Lime Twig though this would only be written 30 years later I ideally would like someone else to read it and tell me if it was actually any good


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