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Lovers: Great Romances of Our Time through the Eyes of Legendary Writers

Overview

Each of these 50 profiles is an intimate pairing: Lauren Bacall on her relationship with Humphrey Bogart; A. Alvarez on the beautiful, sad days of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath; Katharine Hepburn on her stormy life with Spencer Tracy.

Lovers also includes contributions from George Burns, Dylan Thomas, Jimmy Carter, and John Gregory Dunne. Every written piece is accompanied by a lush full-page portrait of the couple, by such noted photographers as Cecil Beaton, Neil Leifer, Alan ...

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Overview

Each of these 50 profiles is an intimate pairing: Lauren Bacall on her relationship with Humphrey Bogart; A. Alvarez on the beautiful, sad days of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath; Katharine Hepburn on her stormy life with Spencer Tracy.

Lovers also includes contributions from George Burns, Dylan Thomas, Jimmy Carter, and John Gregory Dunne. Every written piece is accompanied by a lush full-page portrait of the couple, by such noted photographers as Cecil Beaton, Neil Leifer, Alan Tannenbaum, Bert Stern, and Annie Leibovitz. Lovers is a book about the fire of true love - the undeniable longing that makes two people the desire of each other's lives. Sometimes it comes in fiery flashes like Burton and Taylor; Rivera and Frida Kahlo; sometimes in the deep, lasting bond of Newman and Woodward; and sometimes in a long, sad trajectory like Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.

Yet these loves last forever. To put it simply, as Frank Sinatra said of Ava Gardener: "She was my life."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762863488
  • Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
  • Publication date: 10/1/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 127
  • Product dimensions: 10.58 (w) x 10.12 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Diane Ackerman
Diane Ackerman
Diane Ackerman is the acclaimed author of A Natural History of the Senses, the bestselling The Zookeeper's Wife, Dawn Light, One Hundred Names for Love, and many other books. She lives in Ithaca, New York, and Palm Beach, Florida.
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