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Vanity fair's writers on writers

Call Number

  • 809 V258 (CEN, OSH)

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Publication Information

New York : Penguin Books, [2016].

Physical Description

viii, 424 pages ; 24 cm.

Summary

Offers essays from Vanity Fair writers on specific authors, explaining their influence on other writers and the culture at large.

Contents

  • Introduction / by David Friend
  • One Vanity Fair contrarian fondly recalls another. Dorothy Parker / by Christopher Hitchens
  • On poets. W. H. Auden / by Joseph Brodsky
  • E. E. Cummings / by Susan Cheever
  • Marianne Moore / by Elizabeth Bishop
  • On literary lions. Eudora Welty / by Willie Morris
  • Reynolds Price / by Anne Tyler
  • Saul Bellow / by Martin Amis
  • Jack Kerouac / by James Wolcott
  • Truman Capote / by Sam Kashner
  • Norman Mailer / by Patricia Bosworth
  • Ernest Hemingway / by A. Scott Berg
  • Tom Wolfe / by Michael Lewis
  • Distant shores. Paul Bowles / by Jay McInerney
  • Gabriel García Márquez / by Paul Elie
  • Primo Levi / by James Atlas
  • Naguib Mahfouz / by Christopher Dickey
  • Salman Rushdie / by Martin Amis
  • Short takes. Willa Cather / by Truman Capote
  • James Baldwin / by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Roger Straus / by Tom Wolfe
  • Ward Just / by David Halberstam
  • Toni Morrison / by John Leonard
  • Ishmael Beah / by Dave Eggers
  • Robert Harris / by Nick Hornby
  • Judy Blume / by Meg Wolitzer
  • Wole Soyinka / by Nadine Gordimer
  • Sonny Mehta / by Dave Eggers
  • Christopher Hitchens / by Salman Rushdie
  • A family affair. Joan Didion / by Lili Anolik
  • John Gregory Dunne / by Dominick Dunne
  • Dominick Dunne / by Mike Hogan
  • Behind the best-sellers. Josephine Tey / by Francis Wheen
  • Grace Metalious / by Michael Callahan
  • Mary McCarthy / by Laura Jacobs
  • Jacqueline Susann / by Amy Fine Collins
  • Cormac McCarthy / by Richard B. Woodward
  • Stieg Larsson / by Christopher Hitchens
  • James Patterson / by Todd S. Purdum
  • Donna Tartt / by Evgenia Peretz
  • Memoir. Bosom Buddies / by Laura Z. Hobson
  • His Jewish question / by Arthur Miller
  • Darkness visible / by William Styron
  • A final tale. Kay Thompson / by Marie Brenner.

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