Casual affairs : the life and fiction of Sally Benson /

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Main Author: Keefe, Maryellen, (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Albany : State University of New York Press, [2014]
Series:Excelsior editions.
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Table of Contents:
  • Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Part I.
  • 1. The Writer's Origins: St. Louis, Missouri-The Smith Family Album-1909
  • 2. Manhattan Daze: 1909-1912
  • 3. Summer of Discontent: 1912
  • 4. Houston: 1912-1913
  • 5. Rising Spirits: Home Again-1913-1915
  • 6. A World at War: Arms and the Men-Prelude to a Marriage- 1915-1918
  • 7. Wedding Bells: 1919-1922
  • 8. Second Honeymoon: 1922
  • 9. Back to Reality: 1922-1926
  • Part II.
  • 10. A Wider World Beckons: The First Casual Affair-1927
  • 11. Climbing the Career Ladder: Benson at The New Yorker-1928-1929
  • 12. Public Success and Private Sorrow: 1930-1931
  • 13. The Writer Makes Strides: 1932-1933
  • 14. Refining Her Vision: 1933-1934
  • 15. Perfecting Her Craft: 1934-1935
  • 16. Affairs, Financial and Other: 1936
  • 17. Taking Charge and Branching Out: 1937
  • 18. Becoming an Entrepreneur: 1938
  • 19. A World at War, Turmoil at Home: 1939-1940
  • 20. Behind the Scene: 1940
  • 21. Affairs, Family and Other: 1941
  • Part III.
  • 22. Becoming a Celebrity: 1942
  • 23. The War Escalates at Home and Abroad: 1942
  • 24. The World at War, Babe and Ham: 1943
  • 25. Meet Me in St. Louis--the Fiction, the Sources-a. Look Back: 1941-1942
  • 26. The Making of Meet Me in St. Louis: 1943-1944
  • 27. Hollywood, Pinewood, Broadway, and Beyond: 1947-1957
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix A. Genealogical Guide
  • Appendix B. The Smiths: A Family History
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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