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

Michener, James A.

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ISBN 10: 1880510073 / ISBN 13: 9781880510070
Published by State House Pr, Austin, 1993
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Beautiful number 15 of an edition limited to 200 copies. Signed by Michener. Leather spine white linen boards and white linen slip case. Clean and bright "as new" copy. ; Readers will be charmed by Michener's often poignant retrospectives of a writer who has had a long and sucessful writing career.; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 12023

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Title: Literary Reflections Michener on Michener, ...

Publisher: State House Pr, Austin

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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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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