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1940 Diary

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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 […]

1945 Diary

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World War II ends and Powell says absolutely nothing about it. She is more interested in the sequel to “My Home Is Far Away,” which she will never complete. In September, her beloved cat, Perkins (named for Max), dies, inspiring one of the most passages in her diaries. Powell’s complete and unedited eulogy for her […]