At a glance:
- Author: Lisa O. Paddock, Carl Rollyson
- First Published: 2000
- Type of Work: Literary biography
- Time of Work: 1933-1999
- Setting: New York, California, Chicago, Boston, Paris, Vietnam, Korea, Poland, and Sarajevo
- Characters: Susan Sontag, David Rieff, Alfred Chester, Maria Irene Fornés, Roger Straus, Camille Paglia, Edmund White, Annie Leibovitz
- Genres: Nonfiction, Biography
- Subjects: New York, United States or Americans, Intellectuals, France or French people, Twentieth century, Authors or writers, Europe or Europeans, Literature, Paris, Chicago, California, Asia or Asians, Novelists, Boston, Poland or Polish people, Korea or Koreans, Vietnam or Vietnamese people, Yugoslavia or Yugoslavians, Illinois, Massachusetts, Activism
- Locales: California, Boston, MA, New York, Paris, France, Chicago, IL, Korea, Vietnam, Poland, Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
The fact that Carl Rollyson has previously written unauthorized biographies of Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn Monroe: A Life of the Actress, 1986), Lillian Hellman (Lillian Hellman: Her Legend and her Legacy, 1988), and Rebecca West (Rebecca West: A Life, 1996) tells something about his fascination with women who blur the lines between art and celebrity. In stark contrast to the romantic image of the great artist as one who works best in a state of solitary confinement under a series of deprivations, Rollyson’s biographical subjects are figures who revel in...
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