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Literary Lives Edward Sorel

Literary Lives

Edward Sorel

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ISBN : 9781596910645
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112 pages
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Award-winning caricaturist Edward Sorel uses his distinctive style to illustrate the strange and eccentric lives of ten iconic literary figures.Literary Lives features the brief, unauthorized biographies of ten larger-than-life literary figures:MoreAward-winning caricaturist Edward Sorel uses his distinctive style to illustrate the strange and eccentric lives of ten iconic literary figures.Literary Lives features the brief, unauthorized biographies of ten larger-than-life literary figures: Tolstoy, Sartre, Eliot, Proust, Yeats, Brecht, Jung, Rand, Mailer, and Hellman. Amusing and sometimes hard to believe (but always absolutely true), Sorels vignettes depict, among other sparkling moments, Proust investing in a male brothel so he can peep at its clientele through a keyhole- Rand launching a torrid affair with a protégé half her age- Hellman pleading the Fifth in front of the House Committee on Un-American Activities- Yeats attending his first séance- Simone de Beauvoir supplying Sartre with her students for his pleasure- Jung cozying up with the Nazis- Norman Mailers disastrous candidacy for Mayor of New York- and Tolstoy setting his peasants free (and they, in turn, refusing to be emancipated).