Generation Without Farewell by Kay Boyle

Generation Without Farewell by Kay Boyle. 1960 Knopf, first edition, 301 pages. Boyle was an antiwar activist and prolific short-story writer, who wrote alongside the modernists and expats of her time. She won the Guggenheim and two O'Henry awards, and was widely published in the New Yorker, although was fired from her staff position and blacklisted for a time during the red scare. As for her writing, in the New York Times obituary: "The writer Stephen Vincent Benet once described Miss Boyle's style as being 'as bright as an icicle and light as the bones of a bird.' And the critic Louis Kronenberger once contended that the fineness of her insights was 'such as no other writer of our time, in English at least, can match.'" The New York Times began their review of this novel with "ALWAYS a lyrical troubling writer, Kay Boyle has never written more poignantly, never come closer to absolute pitch than in this new novel, "Generation Without Farewell," set in Germany during the American military occupation."

Condition: Jacket in fair condition, browned, cigarette (?) burn, tear on back, book , book in good condition with remnant of burn on the front board

"He had had enough of history."

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