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[ed. BOYLE, Kay] CARNEVALI, Emanuel

The Autobiography of Emanuel Carnevali

New York: Horizon Press, N.d. [1967]

Large 8vo., pp. 264. Original white boards, lettered in blind on front panel and in black on spine. Fine in a near fine, very slightly edgeworn dustwrapper.

First edition.

Emanuel Carnevali and Robert McAlmon, Boyle's close friend in Paris and the publisher of Ernest Hemingway's first book, had met in Chicago after the First World War. In 1924, McAlmon and Carnevali met up again in Italy. Carnevali was destitute, and already suffering from the encephalitis which would eventually kill him; McAlmon paid for him to be moved to a sanatorium, and the following year published An Unhurried Man, a collection of short stories which would prove to be the only book by Carnevali to be published in his lifetime. Boyle struck up a strong friendship with Carnevali over the last ten years of his life, and promised him she would see his autobiography into print. It finally appeared twenty-five years after his death.

Keywords: Emanuel CARNEVALI Kay BOYLE"

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