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From the Journals of M. F. K. Fisher
     

From the Journals of M. F. K. Fisher

by M. F. K. Fisher
 
"M.F.K. Fisher is to literary prose," wrote the Chicago Sun-Times, "what Laurence Olivier is to acting." From the Journals of M.F.K. Fisher combines into one volume three acclaimed collections of journals, correspondence, and short stories, the earliest piece written when Fisher was nineteen and the last composed shortly before her death in 1992, at

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"M.F.K. Fisher is to literary prose," wrote the Chicago Sun-Times, "what Laurence Olivier is to acting." From the Journals of M.F.K. Fisher combines into one volume three acclaimed collections of journals, correspondence, and short stories, the earliest piece written when Fisher was nineteen and the last composed shortly before her death in 1992, at age eighty-three.

"To Begin Again" gives us a portrait of Fisher's early years, from her family's migration to California in 1912 to her first marriage in 1929. Here she begins to learn about the art of "living well gastronomically" and acquires an appreciation for the nurturance of both body and soul. "Stay Me, Oh Comfort Me" presents a candid portrait of the most traumatic period of Fisher's life — her divorce from her husband, her marriage to their friend Dillwyn Parrish, and Parrish's tragic illness and death. "Last House" offers a wry look at an artist grappling with old age and illness, and a poignant remembrance of the experiences that shaped her life's work.

Filled with humor, wisdom, and beautifully crafted prose, this collection will introduce to a new generation the life and work of one of the most beloved writers of our era.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375708077
Publisher:
Pantheon Books
Publication date:
10/26/1999
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
828
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.03(h) x 1.51(d)

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