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1953 Diary

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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 […]

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 […]