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, DC : Counterpoint, c2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781582431185
Characteristics: xxvii, 356 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. ; 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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