Kay Boyle (1902-1992)
A selective list of literary criticism for the American novelist, short-story writer, poet, and political activist, Kay Boyle, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars, articles published in reviewed sources, and web sites that adhere to the MLA guidelines for web sites.
introduction & literary criticism
An introduction to Kay Boyle, plus excerpts of reputable critical discussions, includes the following sections: Kay Boyle's Life; On "Communication to Nancy Cunard"; Haywood Patterson's Letter to Boyle's Daughter; A Scottsboro Petition; Life Magazine Photo-Essay on the Scottsboro Boys (1937); Carleton Beals in The Nation (1936); A Scottsboro Chronology; A Scottsboro Protest Exhibit; from the Modern American Poetry Site (Univ. of Illinois)
Publisher's introduction to Kay Boyle's first novel, Process, from Univ. of Ill. Press. "Process is a classic Bildungsroman and "a portrait of the artist as a young woman." Like James Joyce's Stephen Dedalus, Kerith Day is a sensitive youth, self-consciously in search of her own identity and place in the world" [gone].
Kay Boyle papers. Includes a brief biography of Kay Boyle. Univ. of Delaware Library
A photo of Kay Boyle's house in San Francisco, a city she is associated with as a teacher at San Francisco State College
1998-2008 by Jan Pridmore