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Dawn Powell (1896–1965)

Author of Novels, 1930-1942

Includes the names: daw powell, dawn powell

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Dawn Powell moved to New York City's Greenwich Village in 1920 and was an active member of the artistic scene there, often using it in her novels. 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's now considered an underappreciated comic genius.
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