Continual Lessons The Journals of Glenway Wescott None

  • Title: Continual Lessons: The Journals of Glenway Wescott, 1937-1955
  • Author: Glenway Wescott
  • ISBN: 9780374128890
  • Page: 363
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. Glenway Wescott

      Glenway Wescott grew up in Wisconsin and briefly attended the University of Chicago where he met in 1919 his longtime partner Monroe Wheeler In 1925 he and Wheeler moved to France, where they mingled with Gertrude Stein and other American expatriates, notably Ernest Hemingway, who created an unflattering portrait of Wescott in the character of Robert Prentiss in The Sun Also Rises Eventually, Wescott and Wheeler returned to America and lived in New York City, and later on a large farm in Rosemont, New Jersey owned by his brother, the philanthropist Lloyd Wescott, along with other family members.Wescott s early fiction, the novels The Apple of the Eye 1924 and the Harper Prize winning The Grandmothers 1927 and the story collection Goodbye, Wisconsin 1928 were set in his native Midwest.Later work included essays on political, literary, and spiritual subjects, as well as the novels The Pilgrim Hawk 1940 , which shared a narrator in Alwyn Towers with The Grandmothers, and Apartment in Athens 1945 Wescott s journals, recording his many literary and artistic friendships, offering an intimate view of his life as a gay man, were published posthumously under the title Continual Lessons.

    430 thoughts on “Continual Lessons: The Journals of Glenway Wescott, 1937-1955”

    1. Westcott is best known as the author of The Pilgrim Hawk and as the longtime companion of Monroe Wheeler, the respected museum administrator Both lived long lives, and as gay men in America they witnessed the progress of attitudes towards homosexuality from crime and aberration through a mental illness amenable to treatment to liberation and candor The relatively short period of time covered by these journals isn t sufficient to suggest this progress In general, Westcott was self accepting he ev [...]

    2. I can put this journal aside, now that I ve read Jerry Rosco s excellent biography, Glenway Wescott Personally It answered all my questions about Wescott s life and career.

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