The Man Behind the Bookby Louis Auchincloss
Louis Auchincloss, recently hailed as " a psychologist, social observer, and historian rolled into one," combines all three roles yet again to bring us a unique collection of literary essays. With all the wisdom and mastery he brings to his fiction, he profiles the life and work of twenty-three diverse and talented authors, ranging from such masters as Henry James to those less well known, such as Ivy Compton-Burnett and Dumas fils. Chosen not for their popularity but for their impact on Auchincloss himself, the writers profiled here make up an important installment in literary history. The Man Behind the Book is one of Auchincloss's most engaging and personal works to date. Essential to Auchincloss's loyal followers and a rare treat for fans of literary history, The Man Behind the Book offers a wealth of delights from the pen of one of the most distinguished, prolific, and entertaining standard-bearers of American letters.
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Meet the Author
Louis Auchincloss was honored in the year 2000 as a "Living Landmark" by the New York Landmarks Conservancy. He has written more than sixty books, including the story collection Manhattan Monologues and the novel The Rector of Justin. The president of the Academy of Arts and Letters, he resides in New York City.
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