- Author:Tim Page,Dawn Powell
- Publisher:Steerforth; Reprint edition (June 1, 1998)
- Pages:295 pages
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Although this is fiction, it is her most autobiographical work. I was deeply moved by the portrayal of her childhood in Ohio. I feel this book compares favorably to other poignant stories of childhood such as Angela's Ashes and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Readers not familiar with Powell’s work can easily enjoy this autobiographical novel on several levels. The childlike observations expressed with adult sensibility are delightful even if you know nothing of Powell. Powell’s recreation of 1900s Midwestern life reminds us of a more rugged, more self-sufficient, and harsher America.
John Updike has compared Powell with My Home is Far Away is the most precisely autobiographical of Powell’s fifteen novels.
Dawn Powell was in the midst of writing one of her finest satires, A Time to Be Born, when she contracted a. .
Dawn Powell was in the midst of writing one of her finest satires, A Time to Be Born, when she contracted a fever that brought childhood memories back so vividly. In this family chronicle set in turn-of-the-century Ohio, and the most autobiographical of Powell's novels, young Marcia Willard's family struggles to keep up with the changing times and Marcia endures disillusionment and cruelty to forge a survivor s sense of independence.
An Autobiographical Novel. By Dawn Powell Foreword by Tim Page. By 1941, when Powell set to work on My Home Is Far Away, she was better known for the smart, boozy, bawdy, hilarious send-ups of Manhattan high and low life. Category: Literary Fiction. She had begun to attain a reputation for high sophistication and nothing could be less sophisticated – in the glittering, all-knowing, furiously present-tense, big-city manner Powell had perfected – than My Home Is Far Away.
Powell later gave her childhood fictional form in the novel My Home Is Far Away (1944). Dawn Powell At Her Best, ed. Tim Page. Dawn Powell papers at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University, New York, NY. After graduation, she moved to Manhattan. South Royalton, V. Steerforth Press. The Diaries of Dawn Powell, 1931–1965, ed. Selected Letters of Dawn Powell, 1913–1965, ed. New York, NY: Henry Holt & Company.
This book is an autobiographical novel about her childhood in Ohio, early in the 20th century, which was primarily shaped by her deadbeat father and his antics. It's a really neat snapshot of daily life during this time (for BT folks, she's almost an exact contemporary of MHL) and Powell creates great little character sketches of just about everyone, even the most minor people in the story. She can really create a scene out of almost nothing, it's impressive
My Home Is Far Away (1944), the last of Powell’s novels set in Ohio, is a fictionalized memoir of Powell’s difficult . Dawn Powell: Novels 1944–1962 is kept in print by a gift from D. Ronald Daniel and Lise Scott to the Guardians of American Letters Fund.
My Home Is Far Away (1944), the last of Powell’s novels set in Ohio, is a fictionalized memoir of Powell’s difficult childhood. With The Locusts Have No King (1948), the story of a scholar’s unexpected brush with the temptations of celebrity and riches, Powell resumed her lifelong dissection of New York’s pretensions and glamour.
Dawn Powell (Powell, Dawn). used books, rare books and new books. Dawn Powell at LibraryThing. Results page: 1 2 NEXT. Find all books by 'Dawn Powell' and compare prices Find signed collectible books by 'Dawn Powell'. ISBN 9780679726876 (978-0-679-72687-6) Softcover, Vintage, 1990. Find signed collectible books: 'Golden Spur'. My Home Is Far Away: An Autobiographical Novel: ISBN 9781883642433 (978-1-883642-43-3) Softcover, Steerforth, 1998. Published June 1, 1998 by Zoland Books. THIS WAS THE MONTH of cherries and peaches, of green apples beyond the grape arbor, of little dandelion ghosts in the grass, of sour grass and four-leaf clovers, of still dry heat holding the smell of nasturtiums and dying lilacs.
My Home Is Far Away (1944), the last of Powell's novels set in Ohio, is a fictionalized memoir of Powell's difficult childhood
My Home Is Far Away (1944), the last of Powell's novels set in Ohio, is a fictionalized memoir of Powell's difficult childhood. With The Locusts Have No King (1948), the story of a scholar's unexpected brush with the temptations of celebrity and riches, Powell resumed her lifelong dissection of New York's pretensions and glamour.