By Tess Slesinger
Original 12 months of publication: 1934
Tess Slesinger’s 1934 novel, The Unpossessed information the bits and bobs and ups and downs of left-wing long island highbrow lifestyles and contours a solid of litterateurs, layabouts, lotharios, educational activists, and fur-clad consumers of protest and the humanities. This slicing comedy approximately not easy occasions, undesirable jobs, awful marriages, little magazines, excessive rules, and the morning after bears comparability with the simplest paintings of sunrise Powell and Mary McCarthy.
About the authors
TESS SLESINGER (1905–1945) grew up in manhattan in a innovative assimilated Jewish kin and attended Swarthmore university and the Columbia institution of Journalism. After a number of temporary jobs at big apple newspapers, she married Herbert Solow, editor of the Menorah Journal, via whom she grew to become familiar with the major younger leftist intellectuals of the time, together with Lionel Trilling and Clifton Fadiman. A moment marriage, to Frank Davis, a manufacturer for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, took Slesinger to Hollywood, the place she labored as a screenwriter for ten years until eventually her early demise, from melanoma, on the age of 39. as well as The Unpossessed, her purely released novel, Slesinger’s paintings contains a booklet of brief tales, Time: The Present, and a number of other screenplays, between them The stable Earth and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
ELIZABETH HARDWICK (1916–2007) was once born in Lexington, Kentucky, and proficient on the college of Kentucky and Columbia collage. A recipient of a Gold Medal from the yank Academy of Arts and Letters, she is the writer of a number of novels, a biography of Herman Melville, and 4 collections of essays. Her novel Sleepless Nights and her research of girls in literature, Seduction and Betrayal, are either released by way of ny evaluate Books.
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