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    Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters (Hardback) By (author) Marilyn Monroe, Edited by Stanley Buchthal, Edited by Bernard Comment, Narrator Stanley Buchthal, Introduction by Professor of Humanities Joyce Carol Oates

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    Description"Fragments "is an event--an unforgettable book that will redefine one of the greatest icons of the twentieth century and that, nearly fifty years after her death, will definitively reveal Marilyn Monroe's humanity. Marilyn's image is so universal that we can't help but believe we know all there is to know of her. Every word and gesture made headlines and garnered controversy. Her serious gifts as an actor were sometimes eclipsed by her notoriety--and by the way the camera fell helplessly in love with her. Beyond the headlines--and the too-familiar stories of heartbreak and desolation--was a woman far more curious, searching, witty, and hopeful than the one the world got to know. Now, for the first time, readers can meet the private Marilyn and understand her in a way we never have before. "Fragments "is an unprecedented collection of written artifacts--notes to herself, letters, even poems--in Marilyn's own handwriting, never before published, along with rarely seen intimate photos. Jotted in notebooks, typed on paper, or written on hotel letterhead, these texts reveal a woman who loved deeply and strove to perfect her craft. They show a Marilyn Monroe unsparing in her analysis of her own life, but also playful, funny, and impossibly charming. The easy grace and deceptive lightness that made her performances indelible emerge on the page, as does the simmering tragedy that made her last appearances so affecting.


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    Title
    Fragments
    Subtitle
    Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marilyn Monroe, Edited by Stanley Buchthal, Edited by Bernard Comment, Narrator Stanley Buchthal, Introduction by Professor of Humanities Joyce Carol Oates
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 239
    Width: 200 mm
    Height: 258 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 1,030 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780374158354
    ISBN 10: 0374158355
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1
    BIC subject category V2: BGF
    DC21: 791.43028092
    BIC subject category V2: APB
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: BJ
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY, SEXL/FEMINE
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T Approval Code: C07521500
    BISAC V2.8: BIO005000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15880
    BISAC V2.8: PER004030
    BIC subject category V2: APFA
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 791.4302/8092
    BISAC V2.8: LCO011000
    B&T Approval Code: A23305060
    LC classification: PN2287.M69 A25 2010
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: ATFA, DNBF, DND
    Publisher
    Farrar Straus Giroux
    Imprint name
    Farrar Straus Giroux
    Publication date
    12 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Marilyn Monroe was the defining actress of her age. Born in Los Angeles in 1926, Monroe first gained notice for small but memorable roles in "The Asphalt Jungle "and "All About Eve "in 1950. Over the next decade, she starred in numerous films, including "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," "Some Like It Hot," "How to Marry a Millionaire," and "The Seven Year Itch." Acclaimed for these and many other performances, Monroe also studied with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio. She died in 1962.
    Review quote
    "There is delight in this picture of the icon as more sincere, striving, intellectually ambitious, and perceptive than we'd ever have guessed."--"Publishers Weekly""" "Sentences trail across the page, then merge in clumps, like paper airplanes tossed into a net; multiple cross-outs, repetitions and misspellings make them a challenge to decipher. Nonetheless, a certain potency resides in their runic quality...Passionate decoders of the Monroe legacy will have a field day.."--"The New York Times"