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1920 Diary

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“The Book of Joe” Powell kept this small diary in early 1920 as she was falling in love with her husband-to-be Joseph Gousha. If Powell was ever again so happy and contented for such an extended period of time, her diaries do not reflect it. Approximately 50 pages.

1958 Diary

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Powell and Joseph Gousha are out of money and forced to leave their duplex apartment. A period of tenancy in a succession of residential hotels and sublet apartments follows.

1961 Diary

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Joseph Gousha in declining health. Powell herself hospitalized in May. Continued work on “The Golden Spur.” Powell’s diaries are filled with overheard conversations of this kind, most of which have never been published.

1962 Diary

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A year of many deaths—artist Franz Kline, patron Margaret de Silver, and husband Joseph Gousha. Somehow, Powell finished “The Golden Spur” and it was published in the fall. Edmund Wilson devotes more than 2,000 admiring words to the book in The New Yorker. Powell reflects on the long struggles with her husband and her son.