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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
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