Writers' Houses

Writers' Houses

Book - 1995
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The homes of 20 international literary figures were specially photographed for this work; among the writers are Hemingway, Twain, Cocteau, Woolf, and Blixen. The text (by Premoli-Droulers, a journalist and author) is translated from the French original (1994, +ditions du ChOne, Hachette Livre). She skillfully weaves the authors' own words with background narrative to communicate their special feelings for their homes. Lennard's color photos of interiors, exteriors, and gardens are lavishly displayed (most full-page) in an oversize format (10x12.5"). Distributed by St. Martin's Press. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
This wonderful book takes the reader into the intimacy of the homes of twenty great international literary figures, from the simple, tropical world of Ernest Hemingway in Key West to the Connecticut Yankee house of Mark Twain in Hartford, from William Faulkner's antebellum mansion in Oxford to the aristocratic Palermo palace of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, or the effete, cluttered rooms of Jean Cocteau's house at Milly-la-Foret outside Paris. All these houses were specially photographed, often for the first time. In the accompanying text, Francesca Premoli-Droulers brilliantly links together the close ties that bind the writers, their books, and their houses.

Publisher: New York : Vendome Press : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Rizzoli International Publications through St. Martin's Press, 1995
ISBN: 9780865659643
Characteristics: 199 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm
Additional Contributors: Premoli-Droulers, Francesca


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