NOVEL ON YELLOW PAPER. Uncorrected Proof

New York: New Directions Paperback, (1936). Reprint Published Feb 1, 2022. Paperback. When Smith first tried to get her poems published in 1935, she was told by a publisher to "go away and write a novel." Novel on Yellow Paper the happy result of this advice, made its author an instant celebrity and was acclaimed as "a curious, amusing, provocative and very serious piece of work." Stevie Smith (1902-1971) was born in Hull, England, but when she was three she moved with her parents and sister to Avondale Road in Palmers Green. Here she stayed for over sixty years, after her parents death living with her beloved "Lion Aunt." She was the author of three novels and a dozen collections of poetry. Although baptized Florence Margaret Smith, she was nicknamed Stevie after Steve Donoghue the jockey. 252 pages. A fine copy in perfect bound decorated printed wrappers. Item #14803
ISBN: 9780811212397

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