In 1918, soon after her arrival in New York, the 21-year-old Dawn Powell sent a letter to a friend. "Everything whirls around you all the time and you grab what you want and then let it revolve again," she wrote. "It makes me dizzy to think of all the warm friendships and Passionate Affairs I've been through in three months. . . . You recognize and love it all as Life—the... More >>>