Cultural Writing. Film Theory. Over 200 photographs. Bibliography. Contains Maya Deren's school letters, articles she wrote for socialist youth journals In the Thirties, as well as her correspondence, poetry, fiction and essays published here for the first time. Includes a history of her life between 1917 and 1942, documented by interviews with friends and family, photographs and other visual materials: letters and Interviews with Katherine Dunham, Alexander Hammid, Miriam Arsham, Hal Draper, Herbert Passin, Harry Roskolenko, Raymond Rosenthal and many of her other contemporaries.