Gamel Woolsey

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  • Barbara Ozieblo (University of Malaga)

The poet Gamel Woolsey was one of the first American chroniclers of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) and her account, Death's Other Kingdom (1939), is an unbiased, sensitive exploration of how war affects human behaviour. Woolsey also wrote two novels, the autobiographic One Way of Love (not published till 1987), and the unpublished Patterns on the Sand. After her death in 1968, her poetry was collected and published by Kenneth Hopkins.

Gamel Woolsey was born Elizabeth Gammell Woolsey, on the plantation Breeze Hill in Aiken, South Carolina, on 28 May 1897(?). Her father, William Walton Woolsey, had come south with his family from New England for health reasons and, after his wife's death, he married …

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Citation:
Ozieblo, Barbara. "Gamel Woolsey". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2005
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