Literary Reflections: Michener on Michener, Hemingway, Capote, & Others

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A collection of nine essays offers Michener's reflections on Ernest Hemingway, Margaret Mitchell, Truman Capote, and his own literary education, and includes his first published short story, "Who Is Virgil T. Fry?"

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In this collection of nine essays and a handful of unexceptional verse, Michener's best topic is himself. In "Collectors, Forgers--and a Writer" he reflects on the books, authors, and personalities that influenced him as a college student. These memories are imbued with warmth and even passion as the young Michener becomes inspired by the intelligence and eccentricities of his mentors. Michener's first short story, "Who Is Virgil T. Fry?" originally published in 1941, appears here as well with a brief self-commentary. These essays are generally compelling and skillfully crafted, although an overtone of false modesty is occasionally present (perhaps understandable for such an immensely successful writer). Also included are pieces on Margaret Mitchell and Marcus Goodrich. Michener fans and others with literary interests (even those not attracted to his epic novels) will find this volume worthwhile. For public and academic collections.
- Janice Braun, Hoover Inst., Lib., Stanford, Cal.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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All of the essays in this potpourri of literary commentary by Michener ( Tales of the South ) have been published elsewhere, and they are of uneven quality, including pieces on Ernest Hemingway, Truman Capote and Margaret Mitchell. His article on Mitchell, originally written as an introduction to an anniversary edition of Gone With the Wind , is particularly undistinguished. "Collections, Forgers--and a Writer" and "Testimony," both published previously in limited editions, deal, in part, with Michener's literary self-education and with his thoughts on effective writing; they are interesting and witty. Also included are "Who Is Virgil T. Fry?," Michener's first published short story, and several of his poems. Photos not seen by PW.
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