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ISBN 10: 0300046626 / ISBN 13: 9780300046625
Published by Yale University Press, 1989
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Yale University Press, 1989. (1st edition) Large, thinner book, quality red cloth, light rose color inside covers and adjacent end papers, 163 pages telling of encounters between our greatest thinkers and personages: Isaiah Berlin and Edmund Wilson, John Hersey and Sinclair Lewis, many more. DJ glossy white beneath mylar, colorful lettering with names of encounters included. DJ has light crease at top front left and along top back. Near Very Fine DJ/Very Fine book. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Near Very Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 49774

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Title: Encounters

Publisher: Yale University Press

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Very Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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This engaging book presents a series of word portraits by and about some of the notable figures of our time. In each chapter, a well-known person recalls a memorable encounter with another famous individual who is no longer living.

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Writing for the Yale Review , 18 accomplished men and women--three Britons and 15 Americans--vividly recall experiences with an equal number of notable figures. John Hollander remembers W. H. Auden; Bayard Rustin works with A. Philip Randolph. Mary Lee Settle is astonished and repelled by Somerset Maugham; Quentin Bell is disappointed by that "amiable philistine" Henri Matisse; Paul Horgan is captivated by that "sly conjuror" Mary Garden; Francine du Plessix Gray is bullied by Charles Olson ("the Big O") at Black Mountain College and grows as a result. Each essay forms a combined portrait of the narrator and his or her remembered subject; the profiles, most written many years after the exchanges occurred, are illuminated by a back-lit wisdom. Readers will hope for a sequel to this volume.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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