On the Wing: A Young American Abroad

On the Wing: A Young American Abroad

by Nora Sayre


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On the Wing: A Young American Abroad by Nora Sayre

Vivid, immediate, and irreverent, a memoir of a young woman's coming-of-age in London during the 1950's.

"This is a terrific memoir that is more than a memoir; it is also a portrait of a group of people (actors, writers, filmmakers). But, more interesting still is the portrait Nora Sayre gives of her self as a young woman trying to find her way in the world—trying to discover her own fate." -Wendy Lesser

When Nora Sayre arrived in London she quickly joined a circle of artists, many of them blacklisted Americans. On the Wing is a wry, elegant, and exacting account of an extraordinary group of people —Graham Greene, Oona and Charlie Chaplin, Tyrone Power, Cyril Connolly, A. J. Liebling, and many more.

Author Biography: Nora Sayre was a cultural historian and film critic whose first book, Sixties Going on Seventies, was a finalist for the 1974 National Book Award. She died in 2001.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781582431444
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
Publication date: 06/05/2001
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.84(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.87(d)

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