“In 1931, Katherine Anne Porter wrote, ‘Gertrude Stein and James Joyce were and are the glories of their time and some very portentous talents have emerged from their shadows. Miss Boyle, one of the newest, I believe to be among the strongest.’ Elsewhere Kay Boyle was called ‘Hemingway’s successor.’ She was the young it-writer whom numerous other American expats had eye on—she was going places. And she did go places. For a time, she was seen as one of the major writers in American letters. But as sometimes happens, she has now fallen by the wayside, with most of her work currently out of print and her name rarely mentioned.” - Tyler Malone, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, The Scofield
Read Kay Boyle’s “Your Body is a Jewel Box,” recommended by The Scofield, for free tomorrow in Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading. The Scofield has dedicated their second issue to Kay Boyle & Love.