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Dawn Powell (1896–1965)

Author of Dawn Powell: Novels, 1930-1942

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Dawn Powell: Novels, 1930-1942 403 copies, 4 reviews
Dawn Powell: Novels 1944-1962 343 copies, 5 reviews
The Locusts Have No King 261 copies, 4 reviews
A Time to Be Born 258 copies, 6 reviews
The Wicked Pavilion 257 copies, 5 reviews
The Golden Spur 181 copies, 6 reviews
Turn, Magic Wheel 148 copies, 7 reviews
Angels on Toast 144 copies, 3 reviews
The Happy Island 77 copies, 1 review
Come Back to Sorrento 68 copies, 2 reviews
Dance Night 64 copies, 3 reviews
The Assassin's Cloak: An Anthology of the World's Greatest Diarists (Contributor, some editions) 538 copies, 8 reviews
Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology (Contributor) 292 copies, 3 reviews
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (Contributor) 272 copies, 4 reviews
Short Stories from The New Yorker, 1925 to 1940 (Contributor) 191 copies, 1 review
The Norton Book of Personal Essays (Contributor) 142 copies, 1 review
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Dawn Powell was born in Mount Gilead, Ohio. She had a difficult childhood and ran away to the home of an aunt at age 13. She lived there while attending high school and went to Lake Erie College for Women in Painesville, where she wrote stories and plays, acted in college productions, and contributed to and edited the college newspaper. She graduated in 1918. and moved to New York City's Greenwich Village. She was an active member of the artistic scene there, often using it in her novels and plays. She never became a really popular writer in her own lifetime, and most of her works were out of print by the time of her death. However, they've since undergone a revival and she is now considered an underappreciated comic and satiric genius.
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