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Susan Sontag: The Making Of An Icon, Revised And Updated
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|August 25, 2016

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This first biography of Susan Sontag (1933?2004) is now fully revised and updated, providing an even more intimate portrayal of the influential writer's life and career. The authors base this revision on Sontag's newly released private correspondence?including…
The Last Days Of Sylvia Plath
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|April 1, 2020

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In her last days, Sylvia Plath struggled to break out from the control of the towering figure of her husband Ted Hughes. In the antique mythology of his retinue, she had become the gorgon threatening to bring down the House of Hughes. Drawing on recently…
Pablo Picasso: A Biography for Beginners

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Picasso has often been called the greatest artist of this century. This biography defines his greatness: his accomplishment and versatility as a painter, sculptor, graphic artist, ceramicist, and designer. Most of the innovations in twentieth century art are…
The Life Of William Faulkner: The Past Is Never Dead, 1897-1934

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William Faulkner emerged from the ravaged South—half backwoods, half defeated empire—transforming his corner of Mississippi into the fictional Yoknapatawpha County and bestowing on the world some of the most revolutionary and enduring literature of…
Lives of the Novelists
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|October 1, 2005

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Is there a right way to write a literary life? In this collection of columns from the New York Sun, Carl Rollyson explores the relationship between narrative and literary analysis. Should biographies be written in the style and form of novels? How to balance the…
Rebecca West and the God That Failed: Essays

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After completing his biography of Rebecca West in 1995, Carl Rollyson felt bereft. As his wife said, 'Rebecca was such good company." He had already embarked on another biography, but Rebecca kept beckoning him. He felt there was more to say about her politics-a…
Marie Curie: Honesty in Science
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|December 21, 2004

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Professional biographer Carl Rollyson has pioneered a new kind of biography for children and adults alike. His narrative of Marie Curie's life is rendered in simple, precise prose, but he also includes material addressed to adults--especially to parents who wish…
Understanding Susan Sontag
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|March 10, 2020

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The Life Of William Faulkner: This Alarming Paradox, 1935-1962

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By the end of volume 1 of The Life of William Faulkner ("A filling, satisfying feast for Faulk7ner aficianados"— Kirkus ), the young Faulkner had gone from an unpromising, self-mythologizing bohemian to the author of some of the most innovative and…
A Real American Character: The Life Of Walter Brennan
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|September 10, 2015

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Walter Brennan (1894-1974) was one of the greatest character actors in Hollywood history. He won three Academy Awards and became a national icon starring as Grandpa in The Real McCoys . He appeared in over two hundred motion pictures and became the subject of a…
Hollywood Enigma: Dana Andrews
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|July 16, 2012

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Dana Andrews (1909?1992) worked with distinguished directors such as John Ford, Lewis Milestone, Otto Preminger, Fritz Lang, William Wyler, William A. Wellman, Mervyn Le Roy, Jean Renoir, and Elia Kazan. He played romantic leads alongside the great beauties of…
Marilyn Monroe: An American Dream
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|January 1, 2021

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This is a brief biography that explores Marilyn Monroe's life. This book is a part of Westview?s `Lives of American Women? series, edited by Carol Berkin. Each title in the series features brief biographies of figures whose lives serve as a lens onto a major…
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