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Continual Lessons: The Journals of Glenway Wescott, 1937-1955

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Hardcover, 426 pages
Published January 23rd 1991 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Westcott is best known as the author of The Pilgrim Hawk and as the longtime companion of Monroe Wheeler, the respected museum administrator. Both lived long lives, and as gay men in America they witnessed the progress of attitudes towards homosexuality from crime and aberration through a mental illness amenable to treatment to liberation and candor. The relatively short period of time covered by these journals isn't sufficient to suggest this progress. In general, Westcott was self accepting ...more
Charles Stephen
I can put this journal aside, now that I've read Jerry Rosco's excellent biography, "Glenway Wescott Personally." It answered all my questions about Wescott's life and career.
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Glenway Wescott grew up in Wisconsin and briefly attended the University of Chicago where he met in 1919 his longtime partner Monroe Wheeler.

In 1925 he and Wheeler moved to France, where they mingled with Gertrude Stein and other American expatriates, notably Ernest Hemingway, who created an unflattering portrait of Wescott in the character of Robert Prentiss in The Sun Also Rises.

Eventually, We
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