A Guide to the Study of the United States of America

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1242. Kay Boyle, 1903–

Kay Boyle has passed much of her life as an expatriate, a fact which is reflected in her fiction dealing with one or two Americans in Europe, often in France. As a result her theme often becomes one of contrasting individuals or cultures. Occasionally she has drifted from portraying "normal" conflicts to portraying sexual perversions and writing moral "horror" stories, such as Gentlemen, I Address You Privately (1933) and Monday Night (1938). An experimentalist who has been praised for her style and for her evocation of places and things more than for her character presentation, her objectivity or noninvolvement in her stories lends an appearance of realism, despite linguistically mannered prose. Her work is usually more sustained in her short stories and novelettes than in her longer works, and many have regarded her as one of the best of modern short-story writers.

1243. Plagued by the nightingale. New York, Cape & Smith, 1931. 334 p. 31-6593 PZ3.B69796Pl

An American girl and her French husband face the problem of the need to have a child in order to obtain money from his relatives, and the conflicting desire to avoid passing on a hereditary ailment.

1244. Year before last. New York, H. Smith, 1932. 373 p. 32-17514 PZ3.B69796Ye

A young man on the Riviera struggles between love of a woman and love of a magazine (financed, conditionally, by his aunt).

1245. Death of a man. New York, Harcourt, Brace, 1936. 321 p. 36-22179 PZ3.B69796De

A Nazi sympathizer, an American woman, and her English husband meet in the Austrian mountains. The book ends with Dollfuss’ assassination.

1246. The crazy hunter; three short novels. New York, Harcourt, Brace, 1940. 295 p. 40-6737 PZ3.B69796Cr

CONTENTS.—The crazy hunter.—The bridegroom’s body.—Big Fiddle.

1247. Primer for combat. [New York] Simon & Schuster, 1942. 320 p. 42-36354 PZ3.B69796Pr

Centering about an American woman, her husband, and their three children, this diary-form novel reflects life in a German-controlled French village during the summer of 1940.

1248. Thirty stories. New York, Simon & Schuster, 1946. 362 p. 46-11845 PZ3.B69796Th

A selection from stories published in the preceding twenty years.

1249. His human majesty. New York, Whittlesey House, 1949. 295 p. 49-8270 PZ3.B69796Hi

A novel about ski troops training in the Colorado mountains in the winter of 1944. They are made up of emigrés representing all countries overrun by the Nazis.

1250. The smoking mountain; stories of post war Germany. New York, McGraw-Hill, 1951. 273 p. 51-10197 PZ3.B69796Sm

1251. The seagull on the step. New York, Knopf, 1955. 247 p. 55-5604 PZ3.B69796Se

A concern over Franco-American relations is revealed in this novel about an American girl who comes to understand a French village.

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Chicago: "1242. Kay Boyle, 1903–," A Guide to the Study of the United States of America in Donald H. Mugridge, Blanche P. McCrum, and Roy P. Basler, a Guide to the Study of the United States of America (Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1960), P.106 Original Sources, accessed April 22, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D9NJQGG3FCLN8SQ.

MLA: . "1242. Kay Boyle, 1903–." A Guide to the Study of the United States of America, in Donald H. Mugridge, Blanche P. McCrum, and Roy P. Basler, a Guide to the Study of the United States of America (Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1960), P.106, Original Sources. 22 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D9NJQGG3FCLN8SQ.

Harvard: , '1242. Kay Boyle, 1903–' in A Guide to the Study of the United States of America. cited in , Donald H. Mugridge, Blanche P. McCrum, and Roy P. Basler, a Guide to the Study of the United States of America (Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1960), P.106. Original Sources, retrieved 22 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D9NJQGG3FCLN8SQ.