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The Resource Meanwhile there are letters : the correspondence of Eudora Welty and Ross Macdonald, edited and with an introduction by Suzanne Marrs & Tom Nolan

Meanwhile there are letters : the correspondence of Eudora Welty and Ross Macdonald, edited and with an introduction by Suzanne Marrs & Tom Nolan

Label
Meanwhile there are letters : the correspondence of Eudora Welty and Ross Macdonald
Title
Meanwhile there are letters
Title remainder
the correspondence of Eudora Welty and Ross Macdonald
Statement of responsibility
edited and with an introduction by Suzanne Marrs & Tom Nolan
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In 1970, Ross Macdonald wrote a letter to Eudora Welty, beginning a thirteen-year correspondence between fellow writers and kindred spirits. Though separated by background, geography, genre, and his marriage, the two authors shared their lives in witty, wry, tender, and at times profoundly romantic letters, each drawing on the other for inspiration, comfort, and strength. They brought their literary talents to bear on a wide range of topics, discussing each others' publications, the process of translating life into fiction, the nature of the writer's block each encountered, books they were reading, and friends and colleagues they cherished. They also discussed the world around them, the Vietnam War, the Nixon, Carter, and Reagan presidencies, and the environmental threats facing the nation. The letters reveal the impact each had on the other's work, and they show the personal support Welty provided when Alzheimer's destroyed Macdonald's ability to communicate and write. The editors of this collection, who are the definitive biographers of these two literary figures, have provided extensive commentary and an introduction. They also include Welty's story fragment "Henry," which addresses Macdonald's disease. With its mixture of correspondence and narrative, Meanwhile There Are Letters provides a singular reading experience: a prose portrait of two remarkable artists and one unforgettable relationship"--
  • "The moving portrait in letters of two American literary icons and their deeply loving friendship. Though separated by background, geography, genre, and his marriage, the two authors shared their lives in witty, wry, tender, and at times profoundly romantic letters, each drawing on the other for inspiration, comfort, and strength. The letters reveal the impact each had on the other's work, and they show the personal support Welty provided when Alzheimer's destroyed Macdonald's ability to communicate and write"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 813/.52
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3545.E6
LC item number
Z48 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Marrs, Suzanne
  • Nolan, Tom
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Welty, Eudora
  • Macdonald, Ross
  • Macdonald, Ross
  • Welty, Eudora
  • Macdonald, Ross
  • Welty, Eudora
  • Authors, American
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • Authors, American
  • Letters (Literature)
Label
Meanwhile there are letters : the correspondence of Eudora Welty and Ross Macdonald, edited and with an introduction by Suzanne Marrs & Tom Nolan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 496-517) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"I love and need and learn from my friends, they are the continuity of my life": 1970-1971 -- "We haven't known each other terribly long, but we know each other well": 1972 -- "Love -- & connections": 1973 -- "If one of your letters could be rotton there'd be nothing sound left in heaven or on earth": 1974 -- "Simple but infinitely complex expressions of love and courtesy": 1975 -- "I dreamed I was sending you the dream I was dreaming": 1976 -- "Sometimes your insight is so dazzling that I have to shut my eyes": 1977 -- "Our friendship blesses my life and I wish life could be longer for it": 1978 -- "What we need is one another": 1979 -- "Every day of my life I think of you with love": 1980-1982 -- "Henry," an unfinished story by Eudora Welty
Control code
ocn890180907
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 538 pages
Isbn
9781628725483
Lccn
2015005957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025163932
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o890180907
  • (OCoLC)890180907
Label
Meanwhile there are letters : the correspondence of Eudora Welty and Ross Macdonald, edited and with an introduction by Suzanne Marrs & Tom Nolan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 496-517) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"I love and need and learn from my friends, they are the continuity of my life": 1970-1971 -- "We haven't known each other terribly long, but we know each other well": 1972 -- "Love -- & connections": 1973 -- "If one of your letters could be rotton there'd be nothing sound left in heaven or on earth": 1974 -- "Simple but infinitely complex expressions of love and courtesy": 1975 -- "I dreamed I was sending you the dream I was dreaming": 1976 -- "Sometimes your insight is so dazzling that I have to shut my eyes": 1977 -- "Our friendship blesses my life and I wish life could be longer for it": 1978 -- "What we need is one another": 1979 -- "Every day of my life I think of you with love": 1980-1982 -- "Henry," an unfinished story by Eudora Welty
Control code
ocn890180907
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 538 pages
Isbn
9781628725483
Lccn
2015005957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025163932
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o890180907
  • (OCoLC)890180907

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