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Mondo Marilyn: A Collection of Stories and Poems about Marilyn
     

Mondo Marilyn: A Collection of Stories and Poems about Marilyn

by Richard Peabody, Lucinda Ebersole
 

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The editors who gave us the entertaining Mondo Elvis and Mondo Barbie anthologies have set their sites on another pop icon: Marilyn Monroe, the superstar who captivated millions with her blend of overt sexuality and wholesome, girl-next-door appeal. Working with her well-documented public persona and the sketchy details of her private one, the eclectic group of writers and poets assembled here explore Marilyn's desires and fears-and the effect she had on so many. What-ifs abound: Doris Grumbach's excerpt from The Missing Person features a woman ``pulled from the red-running stream of death and nothingness into some saving place.'' Most notable, however, are the works that give the eternally vulnerable Marilyn new power: In Judy Grahn's ``I Have Come to Claim,'' a woman vows to requite Marilyn's death for all womankind; in Clive Barker's piece from The Son of Celluloid, Marilyn is a smiling seductress who takes her own gruesome revenge on men. This artfully executed collection seeks to provide the reader with a sometimes funny, but more often sad portrait of a woman who, it seems, continues to be exploited in death as much as she was in life. (Feb.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312118532
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
12/19/1994
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
193
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

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