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1955 Diary

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Powell begins work on her atypical French novel “A Cage for Lovers” at Yaddo. She meets Jacqueline Miller (later Rice), who would become her executrix. Powell is off to Yaddo, but not before finishing one of her many book reviews for the New York Post.

1956 Diary

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Powell hard at work on “A Cage for Lovers.” Fawcett publishes Powell’s own hastily rewritten abridgement of “Angels on Toast” in paperback; it is called “A Man’s Affair.” A previously unpublished entry about Powell’s continuing struggles with her son Jojo. Powell revisits Long Island, where the family once kept a house out near Port Jefferson. […]

1957 Diary

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“A Cage for Lovers” is published in dramatic altered form and finds little success. Terrible financial problems increasing as Powell’s husband prepares for enforced retirement from his Madison Avenue firm. Powell spends much time at the Cedar Tavern with the Abstract Expressionists. Typical—and previously unpublished—example of the way Powell would often plan books or stories […]