Kay Boyle

(1902-1992 / St. Paul, Minnesota, United States)

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Kay Boyle (February 19, 1902 – December 27, 1992) was an American writer, educator, and political activist.

The granddaughter of a publisher, Kay Boyle was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and grew up in several cities but principally in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her father, Howard Peterson Boyle, was a lawyer, but her greatest influence came from her mother, Katherine Evans, a literary and social activist who believed that the wealthy had an obligation to help the less well off. In later years Kay Boyle championed integration and civil rights. She also advocated banning nuclear weapons, and American withdrawal from the Vietnam War.

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  • Logic, reason, disease, and the menace of death, these things meant nothing at all to us. We were committed to other values by which the poet has always lived in defiance of all that society demanded ...
    Kay Boyle (1903-1993), U.S. author. Being Geniuses Together, "Kay Boyle: 1926-1928" chapter (1968). Of her life in France in 1926 with Ernest Wals...
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