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Dawn Sherman Powell Gousha
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Birth: Nov. 28, 1896
Mount Gilead
Morrow County
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 14, 1965
Greenwich Village
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

An American novelist and story writer. Powell was one of three daughters born in Mount Gilead, Ohio to Elroy King Powell and Hattie Sherman Powell. At age seven her mother died. Her father re-married and the new step-mother wasn't very kind or supportive of her writing. After her stepmother destroyed her diaries and notebooks,at age 13, a supportive aunt took her in and encouraged her to continue her writing. Powell's novel My Home Is Far Away (1944) is a fictional story of her childhood.
She married Joseph Roebuck Gousha and had one child, Joseph Roebuck Gousha,Jr.

Dawn went on to write fifteen novels, 100 short stories, 6 plays, personal letters and diaries.

Later in life, Powell lived mostly in Greenwich Village at 95 Christopher Street in New York City and did most of her writing from home.

Powell died a slow death from colon cancer. She donated her body to the Cornell Medical Center, who in five years was to return her remains for burial. Her executrix, did not claim her remains, so they were buried on Hart Island.




The Works of Dawn Powell

•Whither, Small, Maynard, 1925.
•She Walks in Beauty, Brentano's, 1928.
•The Bride's House, Brentano's, 1929, Steerforth Press, 1998.
•Dance Night (also see below), Farrar & Rinehart, 1930, Steerforth Press, 1999.
•The Tenth Moon, Farrar & Rinehart, 1932, published as Come Back to Sorrento (also see below), introduction by Tim Page, Steerforth Press, 1997.
•Jig Saw: A Comedy, Farrar & Rinehart, 1934.
•The Story of a Country Boy, Farrar & Rinehart, 1934, published with foreword by Tim Page, Steerforth Press, 2001.
•Turn, Magic Wheel (also see below), Farrar & Rinehart, 1936, Steerforth Press, 1999.
•The Happy Island, Farrar & Rinehart, 1938, Steerforth Press, 1998.
•Angels on Toast (also see below), Scribner, 1940, revised edition published as A Man's Affair, Fawcett, 1956, published as Angels on Toast, introduction by Gore Vidal, Vintage Books, 1989.
•A Time to Be Born (also see below), Scribner, 1942, Steerforth Press, 1995.
•My Home Is Far Away (also see below), Scribner, 1944, published with introduction by Tim Page, Steerforth Press, 1995.
•The Locusts Have No King (also see below), Scribner, 1948, published with introduction by John Guare, Yarrow Press, 1990.
•Sunday, Monday and Always (short stories), Houghton, 1952, published with introduction and further selection by Tim Page, Steerforth Press, 1999.
•The Wicked Pavilion (also see below), Houghton, 1954, published with introduction by Gore Vidal, Vintage Books, 1990.
•A Cage for Lovers, Houghton, 1957.
•The Golden Spur (also see below), Viking, 1962, published with introduction by Gore Vidal, Vintage Books, 1990.
•Dawn Powell at Her Best, edited and with an introduction by Tim Page, Steerforth Press, 1994.
•The Diaries of Dawn Powell, 1931-1965, edited and with an introduction by Tim Page, Steerforth Press, 1995.
•Selected Letters of Dawn Powell, 1913-1965, edited and with an introduction by Tim Page, Holt, 1999.
•Novels, 1930-1942 (includes Dance Night, Come Back to Sorrento, Angels on Toast, A Time to Be Born, and Turn, Magic Wheel), Library of America, 2001.
•Novels, 1944-1962 (includes My Home Is Far Away, The Locusts Have No King, The Wicked Pavilion, and The Golden Spur), Library of America, 2001.
Plays

•Big Night, produced by Group Theatre, 1933.
•Jig Saw (comedy), produced by Theatre Guild, 1934.
•Lady Comes Across (musical comedy), produced 1941.
•Four Plays, edited and with an introduction by Michael Sexton and Tim Page, Steerforth Press, 1999





 
 
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 Parents:
  Elroy King Powell (1869 - 1926)
  Hattie Sherman (1872 - 1903)
 
 Spouse:
  Joseph Roebuck Gousha (1890 - 1962)
 
 Children:
  Joseph Roebuck Gousha (1921 - 1998)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Potters Field
Hart Island
Bronx County
New York, USA
 
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Record added: Dec 10, 2011
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Dawn Sherman <i>Powell</i> Gousha
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