Literary Portraits

Author: Maxim Gorky

Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

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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."

Southernmost Art and Literary Portraits

Fifty Internationally Noted Artists and Writers in the South

Author: Jimm Roberts

Publisher: Mercer University Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

View: 471

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.

Literary Portraits

Author: Charles Whibley

Publisher: Wentworth Press


Category: History

Page: 322

View: 999

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The Writer's Image

Literary Portraits

Author: Jill Krementz

Publisher: David R Godine Pub


Category: Photography

Page: 124

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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

The Man Who Would Marry Susan Sontag

And Other Intimate Literary Portraits of the Bohemian Era

Author: Edward Field

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 302

View: 804

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.