Kay Boyle (2664 words)


Kay Boyle's writings and the biographical facts of her life are nearly inseparably intermingled, in part because she readily fictionalized her personal experiences in her novels, in part because most of her literary work was closely connected with the progressive political and social causes Boyle espoused at various times. In a brief list of the major events of her life and the locales where they occurred—adolescence in Cincinnati, literary apprenticeship in New York, emigration to France with temporary residences in Le Havre, Paris, and the French Riviera, sojourns in Austria and England, return to the U.S. during World War II, a stint in U.S.-occupied postwar Germany, a run-in with loyalty-security hearings, teaching appointments a…

Citation: Austenfeld, Thomas. "Kay Boyle". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 24 March 2009 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=521, accessed 24 October 2020.]

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