Love without Wings: Some Friendships in Literature and Politicsby Louis Auchincloss
A charming book of belles lettres from a shrewd & witty stylist. This delightful series of short essays explores friendship in its various forms from true intimacy to professional detente between rivals. The friendships, literary & political, span 2 continents & 3 centuries Boswell & Johnson, Fitzgerald & Hemingway, Richelieu & Father Joseph, FDR & Harry Hopkins, Edith Wharton & Margaret Chaler 16 sketches in all. Auchincloss approaches his subjects with grace, tact, & insight, subtly defining the peculiar, gentle chemistry on which platonic bonds depend. The result is a surprising array of social patterns & human destinies.
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