Recent publications



“The White Horses of Vienna,” Short Stories for Students, Cengage, updated 2020.

Barbara Bair, “Women’s History: Six Degrees of Kay Boyle,” March 30, 2020, From the Catbird Seat. Poetry and Literature at the Library of Congress blogsite, Library of Congress. Accessed 12 June 2020.


Grogan, Christine L., “In transition: The Catholic Overtones in Kay Boyle’s ‘Theme’ and Katherine Anne Porter’s ‘The Jilting of Granny Weatherall’,” South Central Review 35.2 (Summer 2018): 103–116

Eric Keenaghan, “Sentiment, Judgment, and Pot-Boylers: The Political ‘Experimentalism’ of Kay Boyle’s Commercial Fiction about Occupied France” in Women’s Experimental Forms,  Rowena Kennedy-Epstein (ed.),  Journal of Narrative Theory, Vol. 48.3 (2018).


Bethany Ober Mannon, “Kay Boyle, Janet Flanner, and the Public Voice in Women’s Memoirs,” Contemporary Women’s Writing, Vol. 11.2 (July 2017): 184–200.

Anne Reynes-Delobel, “D. H. Lawrence’s Ghost: Rest, (E)motion, and Imagined Transatlantic Modernism in Kay Boyle’s ‘Rest Cure’” in Transgressing Borders and Borderlines in the Short Stories of D.H. Lawrence, S. Bricout, C. Zaratsian (eds.), Journal of the Short Story in English 68,  Rennes, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2017, p. 143-59.


Rai, Peterson, “The Wild Irish Swan in Kay Boyle’s ‘The Bridegroom’s Body’,” Women’s Studies, Vol. 45.4 (2016): 370-79.

Julie Goodspeed-Chadwick,Reconsidering the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven and Kay Boyle: Feminist Aesthetics and Modernism,Feminist Formations, Vol. 28, Issue 2 (Summer 2016): 51-72.

Anne Reynes-Delobel, “No Place Like Home: Voice, Identity and Belonging in Kay Boyle’s “The Lost”“, Leaves no. 2. 2016.


Dieulafait, Pierre. “Le Havre de Kay Boyle”. Anton, Sonia. Vers une cartographie littéraire du Havre : De Bernardin de Saint-Pierre à Pascal Quignard. Mont-Saint-Aignan : Presses universitaires de Rouen et du Havre, 2014. (pp. 177-188) Web.



Liberté, francophonie, sexualité. Cinq écrivaines américaines en Normandie dans l’entre-deux-guerres, Amy D. Wells, La Gronde Editions, 2019


Sandra Spanier (ed.), Kay Boyle: A Twentieth-Century Life in Letters, Urbana, Chicago, and Springfield, University of Illinois Press, 2015.

Collection of essays


Kay Boyle in Contexts, A. Reynes-Delobel, ed, E-rea 10.2, 2013

With articles by: Beth Widmaier Capo, Shannon Levitzke, Céline Mansanti, Linda Hamalian, Beth Alvarez, Page Dougherty Delano, Christine Hait, Tori Kiuchi et Rai Peterson. 


Kay Boyle for the Twenty-First Century, New Essays, Thomas Austenfeld (ed.) Wissenschaftliche Verlag Trier. Print.

Table of contents.



El caballo ciego, translated into Spanish by Magdalena Palmer, Madrid, Muneca Infinita, 2022.

De pronto, al cabo del tiempo, una novela despierta muchos años después de su aparición e ilumina la literatura […]. Una obra maestra absoluta, una verdadera joya, una narración de perfección asombrosa […]. Suprema elegancia, suprema precisión, supremo uso de la sugerencia. (JOSÉ MARÍA GUELBENZU, Babelia)


“Jour heureux pour L.V.” (“A Glad Day for L.V”, transition no.21 (March 1932), translated into French by Rose Mariani, in Ceci n’est pas l’Amérique 4, La Nerthe Éditions, 2021.


Kay Boyle, Fuir avant demain [Year Before Last, Paris, Crosby Continental Editions, 1932], translated into French, with an introduction and notes by Anne Reynes-Delobel, Grenoble, UGA, 2019.



Ellen McWhorter: On “A Communication to Nancy Cunard” Modern Poetry Website.



Christine Hait: review of Kay Boyle: A Twentieth-Century Life in Letters by Sandra Spanier. Resources for American Literary Study Vol. 39 (2017), pp. 385-388.



Thomas Austenfeld and Anne Reynes (ed.), “Kay Boyle,” in Oxford Bibliographies in American Literature Jackon Bryer, Richard Kopley, Paul Lauter (eds.), New York, Oxford University Press, 2015.

Encyclopedia notices:


The Encyclopedia Britannica article “Kay Boyle. American Author” has been updated on Feb 15, 2020.



Sandra Spanier, “Kay Boyle Knew Everyone and Saw It All. A Writer Witnesses a Century of Change,” Humanities, Spring 2018, Volume 39, Number 2.

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