Milking the Moon

Milking the Moon

by Eugene Walters

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Milking the Moon by Eugene Walters, Katherine Clark

FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD

This sumptuous oral biography of Eugene Walter, the best-known man you've never heard of, is an eyewitness history of the heart of the last century--enlivened with personal glimpses of luminaries from William Faulkner and Martha Graham to Judy Garland and Leontyne Price--and a pitch-perfect addition to the Southern literary tradition that has critics cheering.

In his 76 years, Eugene Walter ate of "the ripened heart of life," to quote a letter from Isak Dinesen, one of his many illustrious friends. Walter savored the porch life of his native Mobile, Alabama, in the the l920s and '30s; stumbled into the Greenwich Village art scene in late-1940s New York; was a ubiquitous presence in Paris's expatriate café society in the 1950s (where he was part of the Paris Review at its inception); and later, in 1960s Rome, participated in the golden age of Italian cinema. He was somehow everywhere, bringing with him a unique and contagious spirit, putting his inimitable stamp on the cultural life of the twentieth century.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150371774
Publisher: Untreed Reads
Publication date: 09/17/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 1,206,489
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Katherine Clark is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, and a graduate of Harvard and Emory Universities. She earned a Ph.D. in Southern literature and taught as a college professor in New Orleans for many years. Her other oral biography is the acclaimed Motherwit: An Alabama Midwife’s Story. Currently she lives on the Gulf Coast with her husband and two children, and is working on a series of novels about her hometown.

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