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A William Maxwell Portrait

Memories and Appreciations

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Published by W. W. Norton & Company .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsCharles Baxter (Editor), Michael Collier (Editor), Edward Hirsch (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7451967M
ISBN 100393057712
ISBN 109780393057713

A WILLIAM MAXWELL PORTRAIT. Portrait of the Artist as an Old Man. 1. Meeting. It startles me to realize that William Maxwell was already an old man when I fell in love with him. I looked into his slightly sunken, radiant face, which seemed transparent to me, and suddenly felt overwhelmed by his actual presence, his odd vulnerability. Legislative History And Souvenir Of Connecticut Vol. VII Portraits and Sketches of State Officers, Senators, Representatives, Clerks, Chaplains, Etc. Group Cuts of Committees. List of Committees. Memorial Proceedings Concerning the Death of the Late Governor George L. Lilley. by State Of Connecticut General Assembly and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles.

Item(s) successfully added to the cart! A William Maxwell Portrait: Memories And Appreciations. By: Baxter Price: $ Quantity: 1 available. Book Condition: Used; Good. Through the eyes of these characters, William Maxwell creates a sensitive portrait of an American family and of the complex woman who is its emotional pillar. Beautifully observed, deftly rendering the civilities and constraints of a vanished era, They Came Like Swallows measures the subterranean currents of love and need that run through all.

William Maxwell papers by William Maxwell () From the Illinois prairie to The New Yorker: the life and work of William Maxwell: a catalog of a exhibit in the Rare Book and Special Collections Library, Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by Barbara A Burkhardt (Book). To James Morison, his wife, Elizabeth, is the center of a life that would disintegrate all too suddenly were she to disappear. Through the eyes of these characters, William Maxwell creates a sensitive portrait of an American family and of the complex woman who is its emotional pillar.


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Maxwell also served as a mentor to many up-and-coming writers /5(4). William Maxwell was a small-town boy from Illinois who edited some of the century's literary lions in 40 years at The New Yorker while also writing novels and short stories that secured his own.

William Maxwell was born in small-town Illinois, and in his mother died of influenza after giving birth to a younger brother. At the center of "So Long, See You Tomorrow" is the boy left behind (presumably, William Maxwell).

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William Keepers Maxwell Jr. was an American novelist, and fiction editor at the New Yorker. He studied at the University of Illinois and Harvard University. Maxwell wrote six highly acclaimed novels, a number of short stories and essays, children's stories, and a memoir, Ancestors ().

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A William Maxwell portrait: memories and appreciations. [Charles Baxter; Michael Collier; Edward Hirsch;] -- Three generations of writers celebrate a master whose life and work continue to reverberate in contemporary letters.

William Maxwell, who died in. Through the eyes of these characters, William Maxwell creates a sensitive portrait of an American family and of the complex woman who is its emotional pillar.

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Whereas Maxwell, according to Carduff’s Chronology, before embarking on his book-length essay about his family history in “Ancestors” (), reread E. White for stylistic inspiration. To his older brother, Robert, she is someone he must protect against the dangers of the outside world.

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