Plagued by the Nightingale by Kay Boyle

Plagued by the Nightingale by Kay Boyle. 1966 Crosscurrents/Southern Illinois University edition (c/r 1931), 203 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.'" Plagued by the Nightingale was her debut novel.

Condition: Jacket in good condition, with some chips and small tears, book in good condition, some bowing to boards, owner name on end paper. Includes newspaper article.

"A strange feminine world mounting with the girl's feet on the stairs."

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