A Private Madness: The Genius of Elinor Wylie Evelyn Hively

ISBN: 9780873387460

Published:

Paperback

264 pages


Description

A Private Madness: The Genius of Elinor Wylie  by  Evelyn Hively

A Private Madness: The Genius of Elinor Wylie by Evelyn Hively
| Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 264 pages | ISBN: 9780873387460 | 3.79 Mb

Elinor Wylies body of work - four novels and four volumes of poetry produced between 1921 and 1928 - has often been overshadowed by her controversial personal life. In A Private Madness Evelyn Hively explores the points at which her life and her artMoreElinor Wylies body of work - four novels and four volumes of poetry produced between 1921 and 1928 - has often been overshadowed by her controversial personal life.

In A Private Madness Evelyn Hively explores the points at which her life and her art intersect and demonstrates how Wylie used language and literary form to transform the chaos of her experiences. This purpose was successfully met, as A Private Madness presents Wylie and her work within the culture of the twenties. Described by contemporaries as an icon of the age, Wylie was illustrative of the tone and mores of the notorious decade in which her poems, novels, and Vanity Fair articles were written.

Her friendships with such notables as Edna St. Vincent Millay, Dorothy Parker, and William Rose Benet and the events she endured - her father suffered breakdowns and a brother, a sister, and her first husband fell victim to suicide - colored her life and often mirrored the temper of the twenties. Her independence, unconventional behavior, narcissism, interest in the occult, the frantic pace of her life, and her problem with alcohol are evident in her novels and her poems.

Her work embraces the escapism of the era in which



Enter the sum





Related Archive Books



Related Books


Comments

Comments for "A Private Madness: The Genius of Elinor Wylie":


starsentineltactics.com

©2013-2015 | DMCA | Contact us