Malcolm Cowley

Finalist, National Book Awards 1981
Finalist, National Book Awards 1982
Winner, 1980 National Book Awards

Malcolm Cowley was a literary critic, historian, editor, poet and essayist best known for being the most trenchant chronicler of the so-called Lost Generation of post-World War I writers. An editor of The New Republic and Viking Press, Cowley is credited with discovering the writers John Cheever, Jack Kerouac, and Ken Kesey, as well as renewing public interest in the works of William Faulkner. (NY Times)
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—And I Worked at the Writer's Trade

ISBN 9780140050752 Penguin Books / Penguin Books

A series of appreciations of both well-known writers, such as Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, and Conrad Aiken, and the unknown or forgotten. More about this book >

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Malcolm Cowley

Malcolm Cowley was a literary critic, historian, editor, poet and essayist best known for being the most trenchant chronicler of the so-called Lost Generation of post-World War I writers. An editor of The New Republic and Viking Press, Cowley is credited with discovering the writers John Cheever, Jack Kerouac, and Ken Kesey, as well as renewing public interest in the works of William Faulkner. (NY Times)

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