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July 30th, 2009
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Dell and Day

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Date:July 31st, 2009 02:04 pm (UTC)

Re: but where?

Not really. The one I saw later failed to come up with this quote. Just Google Floyd Dell. RS
Date:July 31st, 2009 02:15 pm (UTC)

Re: but where?

I didn’t mange to find the quote, but found the Wikipedia entry about Dell helpful. I’ll attach the text.

You may have read the short biography of Dorothy (Love is the Measure) that I wrote nearly a quarter century ago. It has gone through many printings and remains available, but I’m at work revising it, drawing from sources unavailable to me when the book was first written. Many things on your CW blog are helpful. Thank you!


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Floyd Dell (born June 28, 1887, Barry, Ill., U.S. died July 23, 1969, Bethesda, Md.) was an American author and critic.

As a literary critic, Dell had a national reputation for promoting modern American literature in the 1910s. Dell was a best-selling author of novels and books of stories and essays. He was a life-long poet and the author of a hit Broadway play. His influence is alive in the work of many major American writers from the first half of the 20th century.

After dropping out of high school in Davenport, Iowa, Dell found work as a reporter on local newspapers and with the socialist magazine 'Tri-City Worker.' While in Davenport he also began publishing poetry in national magazines.

In 1908 Dell moved on to Chicago where he became editor of the Friday Literary Review and a leader of the Chicago Renaissance. In his position at FLR, Dell promoted the work of Theodore Dreiser, Sherwood Anderson, Carl Sandburg and other Chicago writers. Relocating to New York in 1913, Dell became managing editor of Max Eastman's radical magazine The Masses, and a leader of the pre-war bohemian community in Greenwich Village.

Dell joined fellow Davenporters Susan Glaspell and George Cram Cook as a member of the Provincetown Players and his play King Arthur's Socks was the first performed by that historic theater group. Following the war, Dell turned to fiction and his first novel, the bildungsroman Moon-Calf, became a best seller. This was followed by several other novels with limited success.

Dell continued to publish both fiction and non-fiction until the end of his long life. He joined the WPA and U. S. Information Service in 1935 from which he retired following World War II.

He died in Maryland near Washington DC on July 23, 1969.


Clayton, Douglas, "Floyd Dell: The Life and Times of an American Rebel," (Chicago: Ivan R, Dee, 1994)

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Works by Floyd Dell at Project Gutenberg

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Date:August 2nd, 2009 07:34 am (UTC)

Re: but where?

Maybe you could give me credit in your new addition. This is just a hobby of mine; no money involved. I never know how many people read this blog. RS
Date:August 3rd, 2009 08:12 am (UTC)

Re: but where?

Will do. Your "hobby" is much appreciated -- stimulating and also helpful in terms of the revised new edition.
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Date:August 1st, 2009 08:13 am (UTC)

Re: but where?

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