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Author Laskin, David, 1953-

Title A common life : four generations of American literary friendship and influence / David Laskin.

Published New York : Simon & Schuster, [1994]


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Physical description 460 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-442) and index.
Contents Pt. 1. Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville. 1. Turkey and Thunder. 2. Fire Worship. 3. Infinite Fraternity and the Negatives of Flesh. 4. The Downlook -- Intergenerational: Hawthorne and Melville to James and Wharton -- Pt. 2. Henry James and Edith Wharton. 5. On the Road. 6. Sex and Money. 7. Literary Rough and Tumbles. 8. Little Old New York. 9. "This Crash of Our Civilization" -- Intergenerational: James and Wharton to Porter and Welty -- Pt. 3. Katherine Anne Porter and Eudora Welty. 10. The Most Unburdensome Friendship. 11. Fellow Colonists. 12. Too Much Life and Too Little. 13. House and Garden. 14. Drifting Apart. 15. Battles Lost and Won. 16. The Legend of the Past -- Intergenerational: Porter and Welty to Bishop and Lowell -- Pt. 4. Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. 17. Castine, Maine, August 1957: Ten Years Later. 18. Stonington, Maine, 1948: "The Other Life That Might Have Been" 19. The Unbroken Draught of Poison: Madness and Alcoholism.
20. Another Inscrutable House. 21. Pity the Planet: 1960s Politics. 22. "What We're Really Like in 1972": The Rift over The Dolphin. 23. Unerring Muse, Sad Friend.
Subject Authors, American -- 19th century -- Friends and associates.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Friends and associates.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Friendship -- United States -- History.
Authors, American -- Biography.
ISBN 0671724193