A Woman to Know: Dawn Powell
|Julia Carpenter||Dec 7, 2015|
Satire is people as they are; romanticism, people as they would like to be; realism; people as they seem with their insides left out. — Dawn
Remember that episode of Gilmore Girls — Season 2, Episode 20, "Help Wanted," don't pretend you don't know — when Rory is talking to Lane about Dawn Powell?
[LANE and RORY walk past the gazebo in the quaint, quirky Connecticut town of Stars Hollow, in which we all want to live because it's always October there]
LANE: Dawn Powell? I've never heard of her.
RORY: Nobody has, which is a shame because she wrote 16 amazing novels, nine plays and there are some who actually claim that it was Powell who made the jokes that Dorothy Parker got credit for.
[LANE and RORY walk into Doosey's Market to talk about boys]
Of course you remember it. Or if you don't — to the links!
Add to your reading list:
A Brief Biography of Dawn Powell (Library of America)
Dawn Powell's Masterful Gossip: Why Won't it Sell? (The New Yorker)
American Dreams by Dawn Powell (The Daily Beast)
Novelist Dawn Powell's 43 diaries for sale (The Cleveland Plain-Dealer)
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