To Reach Eternity: The Letters of James Jones

To Reach Eternity: The Letters of James Jones

by James Jones

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These 115 letters chart the growth of the novelist's mind from his life in a World War II army barracks to his death on Long Island in 1977. They contain a good deal of biographical material, including accounts of Jones's wartime exploits, his tempestuous love affair with Lowney Handy, and his marriage to Gloria Mosolino. The most interesting letters, though, are those written to Scribner editors Maxwell Perkins and Burroughs Mitchell and to fellow writers William Styron and Norman Mailer. Jones loved writing above all else, and these professional letters reveal much about his working habits and the seriousness with which he treated his craft. Recommended for all literature collections.-- William Gargan, Brooklyn Coll. Lib., CUNY

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