Wystan and Chester: A Personal Memoir of W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman

Author(s): Clark Thekla

Literary biography

During the 1950s and 1960s, W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman spent their summers on Ischia in the Gulf of Naples, at a time when the island had not yet been developed for tourists. The writer of this memoir, who herself arrived on Ischia as a young American divorcee looking for a new husband, got to know the friends well and remained close to them for the rest of their lives. Her recollections provide a portrait of the two men - their habits, remarks, meals, domestic arrangements, lovers, pets and (eventually, elsewhere) their ageing and decline.


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  • : 9780571179008
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : January 1997
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  • : Clark Thekla
  • : Hardback
  • : good
  • : 140