and poet Kay Boyle lived in this house at 419 Frederick Street in
the 1970s when she taught at San Francisco State College. American-born
Boyle left the U.S. and lived in Paris during the years between World War
I and WWII. She earned a reputation as one of the greatest writers of that
era. Boyle's novels include Plagued by the Nightingale and Year Before
Last. She was also celebrated for her story collections; Wedding Day, and
First Lover, as well as for her poetry; A Glad Day and Selected Poems.