Interview SummaryReceveur's family history is recalled, as well as a comparison between frontier women and contemporary women. Then, Receveur's childhood and educational background, and marriage at age fourteen to Donald William Receveur are discussed. Next, the Louisville Writers Club, her antique business, and first novel called "Sable and Gold" are examined. The interviewee's divorce from first husband, her novels "Carrie Kingston," "Molly Gallagher," and "Oh Kentucky!" are explored. Receveur comments on Daniel Boone, and her second marriage to writer John Birkett. The interviewee's acting with the Heritage Theatre at Louisville's Jewish Community Center is articulated. The nature of creativity is then considered. Receveur's health problems,and writers who have been influential are described. Receveur then lists her writing habits, and the amount of work that goes into writing in general. Final topics of conversation include: the process of writing literary reviews, Receveur's desired legacy, and the varying roles of place in people's lives.
Interview LC SubjectAuthors, American--Kentucky Intellectual life Literature Historical fiction Kentucky--History Grandparents Novels
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Receveur, Betty Layman Interview by L. Elisabeth Beattie. 28 Jun. 1992. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Receveur, B.L. (1992, June 28). Interview by L. E. Beattie. Kentucky Writers Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Receveur, Betty Layman, interview by L. Elisabeth Beattie. June 28, 1992, Kentucky Writers Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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