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My Dear Mother: Stormy, Boastful, and Tender Letters by Distinguished Sons-from Dostoevsky to Elvis

My Dear Mother: Stormy, Boastful, and Tender Letters by Distinguished Sons-from Dostoevsky to Elvis (ISBN10: 156512121X; ISBN13: 9781565121218)
ISBN13: 978-1565121218
ISBN10: 156512121X

Summary: 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.

Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Published: 01/10/1997
International: No



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Hardcover 1st ed. Very Good Very Good/ Very Good: clean & unmarked inside & out, tight, square copy From Library Journal Gordon (The Transitive Vampire, Times Bks., 1984) and freelance journalist Jo ...show morehnson have assembled a collection of letters home by writers whose common bond is fam. Contributors include inter alios Gustave Mahler, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Jack Kerouac, Paul Klee, and Elvis Presley. The letters range from the banal ("I am sending you my dirty laundry, " Gustave Courbet) to William Faulkner's lovely description of the Luxembourg Gardens and Toulouse-Lautrec's charming letter to his aunt's dog on the birth of a new litter. The letters are grouped according to the age of the writer, from youth to maturity. The collection contains a sprinkling of missives from mothers to their sons, including some of the most interesting ones in the book, e.g., Sarah Bernhardt's description of a boat trip to South America and Jeanne Proust's observations of English tourists. Not a scho ...show less
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