This collection of literary portraits forms a gallery of life-like representations of some remarkable Russian authors. Here we have Tolstoi -- "superhumanly wise," Chekhov -- "sagely modest," Korolenko -- "calm and of an extraordinary simplicity," Kotsubinsky -- "at home in the ideal world of beauty and good," Garin-Mikhailovsky -- "gifted, inexhaustibly cheerful," Prishvin, who wrote about "The Earth, our Great Mother."
Fifty Internationally Noted Artists and Writers in the South
Author: Jimm Roberts
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A landmark late-twentieth century pictorial archive that beautifully chronicles, in illuminating detail, fifty important American artists and writers in place: Edward Albee, John Chamberlain, Annie Dillard, John Hersey, Carl Hiaasen, Elmore Leonard, Roy Lichtensein, Alison Lurie, William Manchester, James Merrill, John D. MacDonald, James A. Michener, Jules Olitski, Robert Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers, James Rosenquist, Isaac B. Singer, and Joy Williams, among others. Book jacket.
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A selection of Krementz's evocative photographic portraits of outstanding contemporary writers captures the essence of such literary notables as Nabokov, Bellow, Mailer, Vonnegut, and Cheever, among others
And Other Intimate Literary Portraits of the Bohemian Era
Author: Edward Field
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Long before Stonewall, young Air Force veteran Edward Field, fresh from combat in WWII, threw himself into New York’s literary bohemia, searching for fulfillment as a gay man and poet. In this vivid account of his avant-garde years in Greenwich Village and the bohemian outposts of Paris’s Left Bank and Tangier—where you could write poetry, be radical, and be openly gay—Field opens the closet door to reveal, as never been seen before, some of the most important writers of his time. Here are young, beautiful Susan Sontag sitting at the feet of her idol Alfred Chester, who shrewdly plotted to marry her; May Swenson and her two loves; Paul and Jane Bowles in their ambiguous marriage; Frank O’Hara in and out of bed; Fritz Peters, the anointed son of Gurdjieff; and James Baldwin, Isabel Miller (Patience and Sarah), Tobias Schneebaum, Robert Friend, and many others. With its intimate portraits, Field’s memoir brings back a forgotten era—postwar bohemia—bawdy, comical, romantic, sad, and heroic.