Author: KBS


Passion and Joy

By Andrew Popper At some point in Ian Franckenstein’s childhood (or so my father told me) he planned to grow up and go on the lecture circuit — to teach America that Frankenstein was...


Picture of Kay Boyle by Hsu Kai-yu

With thanks to Helen Whitson, former librarian at San Francisco State College and founder of the Strike Collection. Also see ‘On strike! Shut it down!’ An Interview with Helene Whitson on the San Francisco...


In Memoriam Ian Franckenstein (1943-2024)

A beloved friend and faithful supporter of the Kay Boyle Society since its inception in May 2006, at the American Literature Conference in San Francisco, Ian Franckenstein passed away on Jan. 23rd, 2024 in...


The Teaching of Writing

An Essay by Kay Boyle Teenagers and students in their early twenties make teaching an endlessly exciting experience for me. Young people have a particular gift for reviving freshness of thought and language and...


Kay Boyle: A Twentieth Century Life in Letters

Kay Boyle, A Twentieth-Century Life in Letters Edited and with an Introduction by Sandra Spanier,  University of Illinois Press, July 2015 Pages:848 Source : University of Illinois Press The intimate and epic chronicle of...


“The Lost” adapted for the stage

From Page to Stage THE TALL BOY is a solo play starring actress Tandy Cronyn. Based on Kay Boyle’s short story, “The Lost” (1951) it was adapted for the stage by British playright Simon...

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