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1947 Diary

Cover 1947 Diary

John Dos Passos is in a terrible accident, which kills his wife Katy; Powell visits him in Boston. At the end of the year, Powell is badly beaten by her son Jojo, which she refers to only obliquely but exults in the “luxury” of her hospital stay. The unedited report of Powell’s visit to see […]

1954 Diary

Cover 1954 Diary

Publication of “The Wicked Pavilion.” A new friendship with Gore Vidal, whose championship would help launch the Dawn Powell revival 30 years later. Visits to her son Jojo at Manhattan State Hospital on Ward’s Island. Reviewing books for the New York Post. Powell’s early response to Gore Vidal, who would do so much to revive […]

1956 Diary

Cover 1956 Diary

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 A previously unpublished entry about Powell’s continuing struggles with her son Jojo.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. […]