Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Milton Klonsky

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
MacDowell fellowships: 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980

Milton Klonsky (11/26/1921-11/19/1981) was a writer of literary nonfiction. His works include The Fabulous Ego, William Blake: The Seer and His Visions, Blake’s Dante, Speaking Pictures, and Light on Dark Corner: A Complete Sexual Science and Guide to Purity. In much of his extensive writing for literary magazines, he revived the old-fashioned belle lettres essay. Klonsky’s essays appeared in Commentary, Partisan Review, Hudson Review, Sewanee Review, and New American Review. He also lectured at Columbia University, Hobart College, and the University of Iowa. He died of cancer at age 60.



Milton Klonsky worked in the Mixter studio.

Built in 1927–1930, the Florence Kilpatrick Mixter Studio was funded by its namesake and designed by the architect F. Winsor, Jr., who also designed MacDowell's original Savidge Library in 1925. Mixter Studio, solidly built of yellow and grey-hued granite, once had sweeping views of Pack Monadnock to the east. The small building was originally entered on the…

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