Weldon Kees and the Midcentury Generation: Letters, 1935-1955

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U of Nebraska Press, Jun 1, 2003 - Literary Collections - 273 pages
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Before he vanished in the fog of San Francisco, Weldon Kees (1914?55) was a poet, storyteller, critic, painter, musician, and filmmaker. What remains is a body of work and a large collection of letters that shed light on Kees?s complex personality. Robert E. Knoll traces the odyssey of a Nebraska boy who made his way in a fiercely competitive national scene, befriending the movers and shakers of the art worlds on both coasts. Kees?s letters?satirical, witty, poetic, gossipy, intensely individual?provide the feel of lives being lived, of a career going forth, and finally, of the darkness that engulfed him when, in Knoll's phrase, he was "ten minutes from triumph."
  

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Not just a supplement to James Reidel's Weldon Kees bio, VANISHED ACT, this is a must-read for fans of this multitalented writer. Knoll does a good job of linking Kees' letters with biographical ... Read full review

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Contents

List of Illustrations viii
1
Beginnings in the West 191437
15
New Directions 193743
43
New York Intellectuals 194346
74
Abstract Expressionists 194650
104
The Bay Area and Jazz 195054
137
Ten Minutes Too Soon 195455
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Index
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Robert E. Knoll is D. B. and Paula Varner Professor of English Emeritus at the University of Nebraska?Lincoln. He is the author of Conversations with Wright Morris: Critical Views and Responses (Nebraska 1977).

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