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My Dear Mother: Stormy, Boastful, and Tender Letters from Famous Sons

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Publisher Comments:

Whether it's to ask for a loan, to share tales from travels abroad, or to announce a marriage, here are letters to their mothers by over 50 writers, painters, and musicians, from boyhood to manhood, including Elvis Presley, Ezra Pound, E.B. White, Paul Cezanne, Victor Hugo, Mozart, and Jack Kerouac. From tenderness to outright brutality, possessiveness to indifference, sons and mothers share a wide range of emotions, all portrayed in "My Dear Mother".

Synopsis:

This fascinating collection of letters between sons and mothers offers an intimate and unexpected glimpse into the mind and heart of the artist. Here are letters by over fifty writers, painters, and musicians, from boyhood to manhood--including Elvis Presley, Ezra Pound, E. B. White, Paul Cezanne, Henry James, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Richard Wagner, Victor Hugo, Jean Cocteau, Tennessee WIlliams, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-199).

About the Author

Karen Elizabeth Gordon is the author of seven books, including her mischievous language handbooks The Deluxe Transitive Vampire, The New Well-Tempered Sentence, and Torn Wings and Faux Pas. She divides her time between California and France.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565121218
Editor:
Johnson, Holly
Author:
Johnson, Holly
Author:
Gordon, Karen Elizabeth
Publisher:
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Location:
Chapel Hill, N.C. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Mothers and sons
Subject:
Motherhood
Subject:
Artists
Subject:
Arts
Subject:
Mothers and sons -- Correspondence.
Subject:
FAMILY and RELATIONSHIPS / General
Subject:
Artists -- Correspondence.
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Subject:
Family & Relationships : General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
v 6
Publication Date:
19970131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
8 x 6 x 0.88 in 0.88 lb

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This fascinating collection of letters between sons and mothers offers an intimate and unexpected glimpse into the mind and heart of the artist. Here are letters by over fifty writers, painters, and musicians, from boyhood to manhood--including Elvis Presley, Ezra Pound, E. B. White, Paul Cezanne, Henry James, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Richard Wagner, Victor Hugo, Jean Cocteau, Tennessee WIlliams, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
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