This epistolary memoir—rich with Diane Athill's characteristic wit, humor, elegance and honesty—describes a warm, decades-long friendship.Diana Athill has corresponded with the American poet Edward Field for over thirty years, freely sharing jokes, pleasures, and pains with her old friend and writing with an intimacy and spontaneity even more revealing than the candor of her celebrated memoirs. Edited, selected, and introduced by Athill, and annotated with her own delightful notes, this collection reveals a sharply intelligent woman with a keen eye for the absurd, a brilliant turn of phrase, and a wicked sense of humor. Covering her career as an editor, the adventure of her retirement, her immersion in her own writing, and her reactions to becoming unexpectedly famous in her old age—including gossip about legendary authors and mutual friends, sharp pen-portraits, and uninhibited accounts of her relationships—Letters to a Friend describes a flourishing friendship and offers a portrait of a woman growing older without ever losing her zest for life.
|Book:||Letters to a Friend|
|Author:||Diana Athill Edward Field|
|Publisher:||W. W. Norton & Company|
|Number of Pages:||288|
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