The Element of Lavishness

The Element of Lavishness

Letters of Sylvia Townsend Warner and William Maxwell, 1938-1978

Book - 2001
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An instant classic in the literature of friendship: the witty, affectionate forty-year correspondence between a great story-writer and her New Yorker editor.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Counterpoint, [2001]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2001
ISBN: 9781582431185
Branch Call Number: 828.91209 W247W 2001
Characteristics: xxvii, 356 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm


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jaybarksdale Nov 16, 2012

Superb collection of letters between two outstanding writers. Mr. Maxwell, her long-time editor at The New Yorker (where she published over 150 stories) became her friend as well. The letters trace a friendship of about 40 years. One of the best is his about the NYC blackout in the 1960s.


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