Blending psychoanalysis and film noir in a riveting tragedy, this prize-winning novel is an intimate look at Marilyn Monroe's last days In the years before her death, Marilyn Monroe come to rely on Dr. Ralph Greenson more and more, meeting with him almost every day. He was her analyst, her friend, and her confessor. He was the last person to see her alive and the first to find her dead. In this highly acclaimed novel, Marilyn's last years, and her last sessions on Dr. Greenson's couch, are brilliantly recreated. This is the story of the world's most famous and elusive actress, and the world she inhabited, surrounded by such figures as Arthur Miller, Truman Capote, and John Huston. It is a remarkable piece of storytelling that illuminates one of the greatest icons of the 20th century, and the Hollywood world in which she lived and died.
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Michel Schneider won the Prix Interallié, an annual French literary award for a novel written by a journalist, for Marilyn's Last Sessions. Will Hobson is a critic and translator whose translations include the Goncourt Prize-winning The Battle by Patrick Rambaud and Being Arab by Samir Kassir, which won the Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Award.Review:
"Psychoanalysis and the darkened screen have never seemed so close. Schneider's novel is made in the image of his heroes: larger than life, tortured and downright unique." —Evene
"The edifying roman noir of Marilyn Monroe’s latter years. The very beautiful Marilyn's Last Sessions is an unprecedented portrait of a shooting star." —Les Inrockuptibles
"Marvelous and insightful, a real vision of human delicacy, and one of the international novels of the year." —Andrew O'Hagan, author, The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog and His Friend Marilyn Monroe
"The whole of the thing is unique. Maybe even magnificent. And it makes for an immersing, fascinating read." —New York Journal of Books
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