Writers Between the Covers

Writers Between the Covers

The Scandalous Romantic Lives of Legendary Literary Casanovas, Coquettes, and Cads

Book - 2013
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What happened off the page was often a lot spicer than what was written on it . . .

Why did Norman Mailer stab his second wife at a party? Who was Edith Wharton's secret transatlantic lover? What motivated Ana#65533;s Nin to become a bigamist?

Writers Between the Covers rips the sheets off these and other real-life love stories of the literati - some with fairy tale endings and others that resulted in break-ups, breakdowns, and brawls. Among the writers laid bare are Agatha Christie, who sparked the largest-ever manhunt in England as her marriage fell apart; Arthur Miller, whose jaw-dropping pairing with Marilyn Monroe proved that opposites attract, at least initially; and T.S. Eliot, who slept in a deckchair on his disastrous honeymoon.

From the best break-up letters to the stormiest love triangles to the boldest cougars and cradle-robbers, this fun and accessible volume - packed with lists, quizzes and in-depth expos#65533;s - reveals literary history's most titillating loves, lusts, and longings.

'A delectable amalgam of literary morsels.' Marlen Wagman-Geller, author of Once Again to Zelda

'Combines the pleasures of a good biography with the heat of a new affair.' Bill Peschel, author of Writers Gone Wild

Publisher: New York :, Plume,, 2013
ISBN: 9780452298460
Branch Call Number: 700.922 SCH
Characteristics: xiii, 286 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Rendon, Joni 1972-

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