William Goyen

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William Goyen

Proclaimed "one of the great American writers of short fiction" by the New York Times Book Review, William Goyen (1915-1983) had a quintessentially American literary career, in which national recognition came only after years of struggle to find his authentic voice, his audience, and an artistic milieu in which to create. These letters, which span the years 1937 to 1983, offer a compelling testament to what it means to be a writer in America. A prolific correspondent, Goyen wrote regularly to friends, family, editors, and other writers. Among the letters selected here are those to such major literary figures as W. H. Auden, Archibald MacLeish, Joyce Carol Oates, William Inge, Elia Kazan, Elizabeth Spencer, and Katherine Anne Porter. These letters constitute a virtual autobiography, as well as a fascinating introduction to Goyen's work. They add an important chapter to the study of American and Texas literature of the twentieth century.

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William Goyen
Language: en
Pages: 471
Authors: William Goyen
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02-19 - Publisher: University of Texas Press

Proclaimed "one of the great American writers of short fiction" by the New York Times Book Review, William Goyen (1915-1983) had a quintessentially American literary career, in which national recognition came only after years of struggle to find his authentic voice, his audience, and an artistic milieu in which to
It Starts with Trouble
Language: en
Pages: 389
Authors: Clark Davis
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-05-15 - Publisher: University of Texas Press

William Goyen was a writer of startling originality and deep artistic commitment whose work attracted an international audience and the praise of such luminaries as Northrop Frye, Truman Capote, Gaston Bachelard, and Joyce Carol Oates. His subject was the land and language of his native East Texas; his desire, to
Mid-American Review
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Clark Davis
Categories: American literature
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher:

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American Short-story Writers Since World War II.
Language: en
Pages: 413
Authors: Patrick Meanor, Gwen Crane
Categories: American fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher:

Books about American Short-story Writers Since World War II.
Goyen
Language: en
Pages: 191
Authors: William Goyen, Reginald Gibbons
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-05-01 - Publisher: University of Texas Press

The volume also contains late essays on growing up in Houston, writing from life, and illness and recovery."--Jacket.