Privileged Moments

Privileged Moments : Encounters with Writers

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A critically acclaimed biographer offers a window into the work of both creative writers and their biographers. He tells of his working relationships with writers including Arthur Miller, Allen Ginsberg, James Dickey, and Iris Murdoch. He offers insights into the writers' lives, their reactions to criticism, how they advanced their careers, and their struggles with money, illness, marriages, and love affairs. Meyers is author of 39 books of biography and criticism. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR ( more

Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 160.3 x 234.7 x 15mm | 393.14g
  • University of Wisconsin Press
  • Wisconsin, United States
  • English
  • 0299169405
  • 9780299169404

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"Delicious. . . . A vigilant guide through a mine field of exacerbated egos and absorbing personalities." Thomas McGuane, author of "The Sporting Club"" "Biographer and critic Meyers takes an intimate look at eight important writers as different from one another as the poets Allen Ginsberg and James Dickey. . . . Recommended for all libraries and lovers of literature." "Library Journal""show more

About Jeffrey Meyers

Jeffrey Meyers is the author of thirty-nine books, including the biographies "Orwell; Hemingway; Katherine Mansfield; D. H. Lawrence; Joseph Conrad; Edgar Allan Poe; Scott Fitzgerald; Edmund Wilson; Robert Frost; Bogart: A Life in Hollywood;" and "Gary Cooper: American Hero." He lives in Berkeley, more

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