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Marion Meade

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Marion Meade

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Marion Meade is an American biographer and novelist, whose subjects stretch from 12th century French royalty to 20th century stand-up comedians. She is best known for her portraits of literary figures and iconic filmmakers.

Her new book, Lonelyhearts: The Screwball World of Nathanael West and Eileen McKenney, is a joint biography of a husband and wife whose lives provide a vivid picture of the artistic milieu of the Jazz Age and the Great Depression.

For more information on Lonelyhearts--and an exciting photo gallery--visit http://www.nathanaelwest.com


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Kirkus starred review for LONELYHEARTS: THE SCREWBALL WORLD OF NATHANAEL WEST AND EILEEN MCKENNEY

An ingenious dual biography of a classic American author and an unlikely literary muse.

The romance between novelist Nathanael West (1903-1940) and Eileen McKenney (1911-1940) was tragically brief. They met in October 1939, married six months later and died in a car accident shortly before Christmas 1940. Consequently, only a fraction of the latest biography by Meade (Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin: Read more of this blog post »
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Published on March 07, 2010 11:58 Tags: eileen-mckenney, marion-meade, nathanael-west
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“But now I know the things I know, And do the things I do; And if you do not like me so, To hell, my love, with you!”
Marion Meade, Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This?

“Tragedies don’t kill you, she decided, “it’s the messes. I can’t stand messes. I’m not being a smart-cracker. You know I’m not when you meet me – don’t you, honey?”9”
Marion Meade, The Last Days of Dorothy Parker: The Extraordinary Lives of Dorothy Parker and Lillian Hellman and How Death Can Be Hell on Friendship

“Hemingway concealed his hurt feelings but privately added Dorothy's name to his catalogue of people he disliked.”
Marion Meade, Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This?

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