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

Weldon Kees

Curatore: Robert E. Knoll
Anno: 2003
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 273 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 229 x 152 mm
Peso: 408 gr.
  • EAN: 9780803278080
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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."