writer. He intended to be a painter, but in 1935 was severely injured in a bicycle accident; he was an invalid for the rest of his life. A volume of autobiography, Maiden Voyage (1943), was followed by a novel about adolescence, In Youth is Pleasure (1944), and a volume of short stories, Brave and Cruel, and Other Stories (1949). His unfinished, autobiographical A Voice Through a Cloud (1950) is a vivid, heightened, and at times painfully sensitive account of accident and illness.
Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).