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1940 Diary

Cover 1940 Diary

Powell begins what will become “A Time to Be Born.” The last year before America enters World War II. Amusing vignettes about Tanaquil LeClercq as a ten-year-old diva, Ernest Hemingway, and Gerald and Sara Murphy. “Angels on Toast” is published and dedicated to her new editor, Maxwell Perkins. Powell was already beginning to plot “A […]

1942 Diary

Cover 1942 Diary

Publication of “A Time to Be Born.” A visit to Ohio, which increases Powell’s interest in pursuing an autobiographical novel. On occasion, writing came easily for Powell. The story, retitled “Audition,” is one of her most admired. Throughout her life, Powell was deeply concerned about her financial situation. In her early sixties, she and her […]