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The Diaries of Dawn Powell: 1915-1965

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What are the Dawn Powell diaries? They are 43 handwritten volumes dating from 1915 to 1965 by the American author Dawn Powell (1896-1965). An abridged version (approximately 1/5 of the content) was edited by Tim Page and published in 1995 by Steerforth Press, to international acclaim. Now, with the blessing of Powell’s family and her […]

1943-1953 Diaries

Cover 1943-1953 Diaries

Assembled diaries 1943-1953.

1953 Diary

Cover 1953 Diary

Powell continues to work on “The Wicked Pavilion.” Most of the year is spent anxious and depressed. Much discussion of other writers in this year’s diary. Powell names 11 novels that she liked best. A long, unedited sequence from Powell’s diaries—mixture of gossip, writerly concerns, and ideas for new projects. Continuation of Powell’s mixture of […]