Tracing the intriguing and often overlooked life and career of Robert M. Coates (1897-1973), Following Strangers brings much deserved attention to the accomplishments of this twentieth-century fiction writer, essayist, critic, and poet. Mathilde Roza's biography is based on extensive archival research and impressively documents Coates's life from his Connecticut boyhood to his final publications. Along the way Roza surveys Coates's many literary achievements as well as his personal interactions with iconic writers and thinkers of his era, including Gertrude Stein, Peggy Guggenheim, Reginald Marsh, Ernest Hemingway, Robert McAlmon, Malcolm Cowley, Kenneth Burke, James Thurber, E. B. White, and Nathanael West.
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Published April 15, 2011
by University of South Carolina Press.
Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction.