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Meade, Marion 1934-

Works: 38 works in 282 publications in 3 languages and 10,922 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Fiction  Drama  Romance fiction  Biographical fiction  Juvenile works  Poetry  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, wpr, Editor
Classifications: PS3531.A5855, B
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Most widely held works about Marion Meade
Most widely held works by Marion Meade
Dorothy Parker : what fresh hell is this? by Marion Meade( Book )

38 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of author and critic Dorothy Parker, discussing her literary influences, battle with alcohol, divorces, affairs, career highs and lows, suicide attempts, and other related topics
Eleanor of Aquitaine : a biography by Marion Meade( Book )

36 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and held by 1,600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the wife of King Henry II of England and mother of Richard I, the Lionheart, and John
Buster Keaton : cut to the chase by Marion Meade( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton, one of the most distinguished filmmakers in cinematic history, was a brilliant comedian whose films seem untouched by time." "Marion Meade's biography goes behind the scenes at the making of Keaton's masterpiece, The General, selected by the American Film Institute as one of the five best silent films of all time; details his experiences acting with Charlie Chaplin in the film Limelight; and reveals his role in one of Hollywood's most infamous sex scandals involving Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle." "Meade's portrait of this brilliant artist also goes beyond the legend to reveal more details about the private Keaton than any previous work: the anguish of child abuse, his lifelong struggle to conceal his lack of the most basic educational skills, the alcoholism that practically ended his career and life, the women and the marriages." "Buster Keaton is based on four years of research and more than two hundred interviews with people who knew, worked with, and loved him, including Billy Wilder, Leni Riefenstahl, Gene Kelly, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Irene Mayer Selznick, and Bill Cosby, as well as members of Keaton's family, some of whom had refused to speak to biographers and journalists until now. The book also has never-before-seen photographs, contributed by Keaton's estate. No lover of cinema should miss this startling, moving account of a great man and his troubled life."--Jacket
The unruly life of Woody Allen : a biography by Marion Meade( Book )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marion Meade has tracked down scores of people in Allen's life who have never before spoken to an Allen biographer: boyhood pals; Brooklyn neighbors and teachers; colleagues Buddy Hackett and Mel Brooks from his early career as a television writer and stand-up comic; actors Maureen Stapleton, Max von Sydow, and Bob Hope; director Sydney Pollack; and the film reviewers who have followed his career for decades - Vincent Canby, Roger Ebert, Stanley Kauffmann, Andrew Sarris, and John Simon. She also details the numerous examples of art imitating life in Allen's films, particularly the extraordinary saga behind his marriage to the adopted daughter of his longtime lover, Mia Forrow."
Bobbed hair and bathtub gin : writers running wild in the Twenties by Marion Meade( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Capturing the jazz rhythms and desperate gaiety that defined the era, Meade gives us Parker, Fitzgerald, Millay, and Ferber, traces the intersections of their lives, and describes the men (F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edmund Wilson, Harold Ross, and Robert Benchley) who influenced them, loved them, and sometimes betrayed them. Here are the social and literary triumphs (Parker's Round Table witticisms appeared almost daily in the newspapers and Ferber and Millay won Pulitzer Prizes) and inevitably the penances each paid: crumbled love affairs, abortions, depression, lost beauty, nervous breakdowns, and finally, overdoses and even madness." "These literary heroines did what they wanted, said what they thought, living wholly in the moment. They kicked open the door for twentieth-century women writers and set a new model for every woman trying to juggle the serious issues of economic independence, political power, and sexual freedom."--Jacket
Madame Blavatsky, the woman behind the myth by Marion Meade( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recklessly brilliant, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky scandalized her 19th century world with a controversial new religion that tried to synthesize Eastern and Western philosophies. If her contemporaries saw her as a freak, a charlatan, and a snake oil salesman, she viewed herself as a special person born for great things. She firmly believed that it was her destiny to enlighten the world. Rebelliously breaking conventions, she was the antithesis of a pious religious leader. She cursed, smoked, overate, and needed to airbrush out certain inconvenient facts, like husbands, lovers, and a child. Marion Meade digs deep into Madame Blavatsky & rsquo;s life from her birth in Russia among the aristocracy to a penniless exile in Europe, across the Atlantic to New York where she became the first Russian woman naturalized as an American citizen, and finally moving on to India where she established the international headquarters of the Theosophical Society in 1882. As she chased from continent to continent, she left in her aftermath a trail of enthralled followers and the ideas of Theosophy that endure to this day. While dismissed as a female messiah, her efforts laid the groundwork for the New Age movement, which sought to reconcile Eastern traditions with Western occultism. Her teachings entered the mainstream by creating new respect for the cultures and religions of the East & mdash;for Buddhism and Hinduism & mdash;and interest in meditation, yoga, gurus, and reincarnation. Madame Blavatsky was one of a kind. Here is her richly bizarre story told with compassion, insight, and an attempt to plumb the truth behind those astonishing accomplishments
Stealing heaven : the love story of Heloise and Abelard by Marion Meade( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In twelfth-century France, two of Europe's greatest minds met and fell in love. It was a love forbidden by the world around them, and eventually they were torn apart from each other. But the spark of it remained smoldering inside the lovers until their death and beyond. Heloise and her tutor, Peter Abelard, share a devotion passionate in its depth and beautiful in its thoughtfulness. They marry, and Heloise bears a son whom she names Astrolabe. However, all of this must be done in secret, for Abelard is forbidden to wed by the church, which considers him a cleric. When the truth of their relationship is exposed, they are separated and punished both in body and soul. Marion Meade weaves history and fiction together in Stealing heaven, an epic story of one of history's most tragic love affairs. With facts pulled from Heloise's actual love letters, Meade creates a poetic and sensual tapestry of France in the 12th century. Heloise and Abelard lived beyond their punishment in quiet contemplation of life and God--Abelard as a monk and Heloise as a nun and the founder of a convent. Her story is one of a brilliant woman, trapped within the confines of her society. But, it is also the story of an inspiring love that has lived on throughout history"--Page 4 of cover
Lonelyhearts : the screwball world of Nathanael West and Eileen McKenney by Marion Meade( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... A dazzling joint biography of Nathanael West and his wife, set against the world of New York writers and Hollywood screenwriters in the 1930s."--Inside jacket
Free woman : the life and times of Victoria Woodhull by Marion Meade( Book )

12 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the spiritualist, stock broker, publisher, lecturer, advocate of women's rights, and Presidential candidate who shocked nineteenth-century America with her revolutionary ideas and behavior
Sybille by Marion Meade( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreword ; Note ; Epigraph; Chapter One; Chapter Two; Chapter Three; Chapter Four; Chapter Five; Chapter Six; Chapter Seven; Chapter Eight; Chapter Nine; Chapter Ten; Chapter Eleven; Chapter Twelve; Chapter Thirteen; Chapter Fourteen; Chapter Fifteen; Chapter Sixteen; Chapter Seventeen; Chapter Eighteen; Chapter Nineteen; Epilogue
Bitching by Marion Meade( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1970s, the national conversation regarding feminism was very different. Public discussions of womanhood--single life, marriage, workplace harassment, rights, gripes--were often channeled through movement spokeswomen and always refracted through the lens of talking to men about men. Little was shared about the chats happening behind closed doors where everyday women talked to women without the threat of men listening in. But, all that changed with the book Bitching. Originally published in 1973, Bitching is journalist and author Marion Meade's deep and insightful investigation into the real dialogue happening inside coffee klatches, consciousness-raising groups, and therapist's sessions. Using excerpts from real taped conversations, Meade presents the frustration, anger, resigned acceptance, and scathing humor that make up the female experience from birth to grave. For the first time, male chauvinist behavior goes fully examined and unexcused, and the roles men force upon women get broken down to their sometimes ridiculous component parts. A snapshot into a key time in the feminist movement, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in how far we have come ... or how much we have stayed the same
Complete poems by Dorothy Parker( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best remembered as a member of the Algonquin Round Table, the fabled Jazz Age literary coterie, Dorothy Parker built a reputation as one of the era's most beloved poets. Parker's satirical wit and sharp-edged humor earned her a reputation as the wittiest woman in America
Bobbed hair and bathtub gin : [writers running wild in the Twenties] by Marion Meade( )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an exuberant group portrait of four extraordinary writers: Zelda Fitzgerald, Edna St. VIncent Millay, Dorothy Parker, and Edna Ferber, whose loves, lives, and literary endeavours captured the spirit of the 1920's
The little book of big riddles by Marion Meade( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of new and old riddles with illustrations
The little book of big bad jokes by Marion Meade( Book )

2 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of sixty-four new and old jokes
Selected readings from the portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker( )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When it comes to expressing the pleasure and pain of being just a touch too smart to be happy, Dorothy Parker is still the champion, after all these years. Along with Robert Benchley, Alexander Woollcott, and the rest of the Algonquin Round Table, she dominated American popular literature in the 1920s and 1930s. This collection of more than thirty short stories and poems is essential for any Parker fan and an excellent way for new readers to make the acquaintance of one of the twentieth century's most quotable authors, whose memorable lines include: "She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B," "This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force," and "Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses."
The unruly life of Woody Allen by Marion Meade( )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After forty years in the spotlight as comedian, author, director, and professional neurotic, Woody Allen is a living legend. To fans, his films have always represented a sort of ongoing autobiography. For over three decades, the creator of films such as Annie Hall, Manhattan, and Deconstructing Harry successfully maintained his privacy while sustaining his comic public persona based on that private self. Not until his scandalous relationship with Mia Farrow's adopted daughter Soon-Yi did Allen's precarious balancing act of self and celebrity collapse in public view. Based on exclusive interviews, this biography reveals the personal side of a talented artist and troubled man
Dorothy Parker : what fresh hell is this? : a biography by Marion Meade( )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She was known for her outrageous one-liners, her ruthless theatre criticism, her clever verses and bittersweet stories. But there was another side to Dorothy Parker: a private life set on a course of destruction through two divorces, a string of painful affairs, a lifelong problem with alcohol, and several suicide attempts. In this lively, absorbing biography, Marion Meade illuminates both sides of the fascinating Parker: her dark days, as well as her days in the sun at the Algonquin Round Table with Robert Benchley, George Kaufman, and Harold Ross, and in Hollywood with S.J. Perelman, William Faulkner, and Lillian Hellman
Tennis by Marion Meade( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical sketches of five women tennis champions: Billie Jean King, Rosemary Casals, Chris Evert, Evonne Goolagong Cawley, and Margaret Court
The ladies of the corridor by Dorothy Parker( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loosely based on Parker's life, this is a searing drama about women living on their own in a New York residence hotel. With husbands dead and children, if any, too busy for aging parents, the ladies are empty-nesters struggling with lives that have lost their centers
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Buster Keaton : cut to the chase
Eleanor of Aquitaine : a biographyBuster Keaton : cut to the chaseThe unruly life of Woody Allen : a biographyBobbed hair and bathtub gin : writers running wild in the TwentiesMadame Blavatsky, the woman behind the mythStealing heaven : the love story of Heloise and AbelardLonelyhearts : the screwball world of Nathanael West and Eileen McKenneyFree woman : the life and times of Victoria Woodhull
Alternative Names

controlled identityMorgan, Lee, 1934-

Marion Meade American writer

Marion Meade Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Marion Meade escritora estadounidense

Morgan Lee 1934-....

Shor Donnali 1934-....

Shore Donna 1934-....

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