Fb2 Double Lives: American Writers' Friendships ePub
by Richard Lingeman
|Category:||History and Criticism|
|Publisher:||Random House (April 18, 2006)|
|Fb2 eBook:||1387 kb|
|ePub eBook:||1764 kb|
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Double Lives: American W.has been added to your Cart. Although it occasionally leaves readers longing for more details, Lingeman's book is a fascinating introduction to the bonds between many of the writers who have shaped classic American writing, and is bound to appeal to literature lovers and writers alike.
In Double Lives, Lingeman explores friendships that span the centuries, straddle both coasts, and take in every gender combination. Willa Cather had the great good fortune to encounter the older Yankee writer Sarah Orne Jewett at the precise moment when Cather was ready to embrace her own professional and sexual identity.
Writers know they’re taking a risk when they befriend other writers.
Richard Lingeman examines relationships among seven sets of American writers. Richard Lingeman's survey of seven eminent literary friendships, each deftly sketched, is remarkably absorbing, given its brevity across two centuries and the fact that its cast of characters changes every 30 pages or so. Lingeman makes the relatively short, unrocky and Platonic relationship between Willa Cather and Sarah Orne Jewett as interesting, in its way, as the steamy and ructious goings-on among the only threesome considered here, Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady and Allen Ginsberg.
Lingeman, Richard R. Publication date. Authors, American, Authors, American, Friendship, Schriftsteller, Freundeskreis. New York : Random House. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by AliciaDA on November 16, 2010. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata).
In Double Lives: American Writers' Friendships, Lingeman discusses various writers in pairs-and one larger grouping. He chronicles such literary relationships as those between Dreiser and .
Double Lives : American Writers' Friendships. by Richard R. Lingeman. Writers know they're taking a risk when they befriend other writers
Double Lives : American Writers' Friendships. Writers know they're taking a risk when they befriend other writers. No matter how deep their mutual affection or genuine their admiration, there's bound to be rivalryand of course the danger that secrets and intimacies may end up in print. And yet, writers have always been irrevocably drawn to each other.
Theodore Dreiser: An American Journey. Tells the story of his writer's crisis after the initial failure of Sister Carrie and how he survived it to become one of the mos. More). Double Lives: American Writers' Friendships.
American Writers’ Friendships. Nonfiction; Random House, 2006). Given popular culture’s current obsession with celebrity, it is inevitable that literary studies too are turning to investigations of writers as famous people whose associations and fumbles somehow illuminate their works; at worst this branch of literary criticism seems more like high-minded gossip than thoughtful reading.
In Double Lives, he comes through as a major literary critic, revealing surprising truths in the celebrated friendships and feuds of writers whose lives and art intersected. Friendship is the sine qua non of our lives, and Richard Lingeman’s delightful Double Lives is the story of seven representative literary friendships, rivalrous and fragile, sustaining and enabling. Told with great charm, it's also a story for all of us: poignant and bracing and chock-full of fresh insights about the writers - and friends - we thought we knew.