The author was a novelist, poet, and short-story writer whose literary career spanned almost the entire twentieth century. Born and educated in Chicago, she lived in California for most of her adult life and taught at both Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley. This book tells her story.
Janet Lewis wrote many books of poetry and historical fiction. She was married to the poet and critic Yvor Winters. Lewis died in 1998 at the age of 99.