Robert Phelps


Born
in Elyria, Ohio, The United States
November 16, 1922

Died
January 01, 1989

Genre

Influences


Robert Phelps (also known as Robert G. Phelps) was a journalist, novelist and letter-writer who flourished in the mid-twentieth century in new York City, his adopted home. A devoted francophile, Phelps venerated the writings of Cocteau, Colette and Marcel Jouhandeau and did much to promote the works of these authors in the US. Phelps co-founded Grove Press in 1949, but sold it a year later and devoted himself to writing. He is best known for "The Literary Life: A Scrapbook Almanac of the Anglo-American Literary Scene from 1900 to 1950"; "Professional Secrets: An Autobiography of Jean Cocteau"; and "Earthly Paradise: Colette's Autobiography Drawn From her Lifetime Writings".
NOTE: He is NOT the author of "Ramblings from the Barn", or the Mel
...more

Average rating: 4.13 · 1,258 ratings · 84 reviews · 19 distinct works
Belles Saisons: A Colette S...

4.36 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1978 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Literary Life: Scrapboo...

4.50 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1970
Rate this book
Clear rating
Heroes and Orators

4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1958
Rate this book
Clear rating
Growing Calendar: Guide on ...

3.50 avg rating — 2 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Colette: Flowers and Fruit

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1986
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Collected Stories

by
4.13 avg rating — 1,077 ratings — published 1958 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
In the Hug of a Sun That Ha...

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Twentieth-Century Culture: ...

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 1965
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Paris Diary  The New Yo...

by
3.82 avg rating — 85 ratings — published 1983 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Memorable Days: The Selecte...

by
4.29 avg rating — 56 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Robert Phelps…
“I am not a human being; I am a human becoming.”
Robert Phelps