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Glenway Wescott

Glenway Wescott, American author. Member American Academy of Arts and Letters, National Institute Arts and Letters.

Background

  • Wescott, Glenway was born on April 11, 1901 in Kewaskum, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Bruce Peters and Josephine (Gordon) Wescott.

  • Education

    • Student, University Chicago, 1919.

    Works

    • Natives of Rock: XX Poems, 1921-22
    • One of the lesser known literary figures among the American expatriates living in France during the 1920s, Glenway Wescott was in fact a novelist of critical importance who later made a name for himself as one of the first openly gay writers.
    • Apartment in Athens (New York Review Books Classics)
    • Like Wescott's extraordinary novella The Pilgrim Hawk (which Susan Sontag described in The New Yorker as belonging "among the treasures of 20th-century American literature"), Apartment in Athens concerns an unusual triangular relationship.
    • Images of Truth: Remembrances and Criticism
    • A collection of critical essays and reminiscences about his friendships with and admiration for Katherine Anne Porter, Somerset Maugham, Colette, Isak Dinesen, Thomas Mann and Thornton Wilder.

    Membership

    Member American Academy of Arts and Letters, National Institute Arts and Letters.

    Connections

    • father: Bruce Peters Wescott
    • mother: Josephine (Gordon) Wescott
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    Died February 22, 1987
    (aged 85)
    Nationality
    • 1919
      University Chicago