At a glance:
- Author: Geoffrey Wolff
- First Published: 1976
- Type of Work: Biography
- Time of Work: 1898-1929
- Setting: Boston and Paris
- Genres: Nonfiction, Biography
- Subjects: United States or Americans, Suicide, Twentieth century, Exile or expatriates, Art or artists, Paris, 1910's, 1920's
- Locales: France, Europe, United States, Boston, MA, Paris, France, Massachusetts, North America
On December 10, 1929, while his wife, his mother, and banker J.P. Morgan waited impatiently for him to keep a dinner engagement, Harry Crosby lay dead in a New York hotel room. He still held the .25 caliber automatic with which he had put a bullet through his right temple and into his brain. Facing him on the bed and also dead was Josephine Bigelow, Crosby’s last mistress as well as the new wife of Albert Bigelow, a prominent former Harvard athlete. There was no suicide note.
Five years later, Malcolm Cowley ended his literary history of the 1920’s, Exile’s...
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