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Dearborn, Mary V.

Works: 20 works in 110 publications in 6 languages and 4,933 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fictional autobiographies  Fiction  Biographies  Personal narratives  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3525.I5454, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mary V Dearborn
Mailer : a biography by Mary V Dearborn( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Norman Mailer is "our chronicler, our critic, our designated male chauvinist, our court jester, our devil's advocate, the thorn in our collective side," writes Mary V. Dearborn. Undeniably one of the most controversial figures of the past half-century, Mailer has also been one of the most influential. Twice a winner of the Pulitzer Prize, once a candidate for mayor of New York City, a best-selling author at age twenty-three with The Naked and the Dead, a founder of the Village Voice, he has both made the news and commented on it with an originality that has permanently altered America's literary landscape."--BOOK JACKET. "Inevitably, Mailer's personal life has been as volcanic as the issues he has confronted. Dearborn had unprecedented access to Mailer's friends, relations, and antagonists, who provided key insights to fill in the familiar outlines of the Mailer myth - the brawls and arrests, the wives and mistresses, the brilliant successes and notorious failures."--BOOK JACKET. "As the biographer of both Henry Miller (one of Mailer's heroes) and the radical journalist Louise Bryant, Dearborn is uniquely sensitive to Mailer's best and worst sides."--Jacket
Pocahontas's daughters : gender and ethnicity in American culture by Mary V Dearborn( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen of Bohemia : the life of Louise Bryant by Mary V Dearborn( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this dazzling comprehensive biography of Louise Bryant, Mary V. Dearborn connects a constitutionally unconventional woman to an era of stunning transformations. Known to many as the wife of the radical journalist John Reed, Bryant was a pioneering foreign correspondent in her own right, a fervent crusader for social causes, and an unabashed champion of sexual freedom. Queen of Bohemia finally sets the record straight, bringing to exhilarating life the motivations and passions behind one of the century's most endearing radicals
Mistress of modernism : the life of Peggy Guggenheim by Mary V Dearborn( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Dutch and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peggy Guggenheim emerges in Mistress of Modernism as the ultimate self-invented woman, a cultural mover and shaker who broke away from her poor-little-rich-girl origins to shape a life for herself as the enfant terrible of the art world. Peggy's visionary Art of This Century gallery in New York, which brought together the European surrealist artists with the American abstract expressionists, was an epoch-making "happening" at the center of its time." "Dearborn's access to the Guggenheim family, friends, and papers contributes rich insight into Peggy's traumatic childhood in German-Jewish "Our Crowd" New York, her self-education in the ways of art and artists, her caustic battles with other art-collecting Guggenheims, and her legendary sexual appetites: her lovers included Max Ernst, Samuel Beckett, and Marcel Duchamp, to name a mere few. Here too is a portrait of Peggy's last years as l'ultima dogaressa - the last duchess - in her palazzo in Venice, where her collection still draws thousands of visitors every year."--Jacket
Love in the Promised Land : the story of Anzia Yezierska and John Dewey by Mary V Dearborn( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a dual biography Poland-born, American novelist Anzia Yezierska (1885-1970) and American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer John Dewey (1859-1952). It presents an account of the secret love affair between a young immigrant writer and a New England intellectual who fell deeply but briefly in love and who were both irrevocably changed by their short-lived merging of old and new world ways
Ernest Hemingway : a biography by Mary V Dearborn( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"His writing was taken up with notions of human dignity and worth, 'the necessity of man's freedom, of personal honor,' notions by which a man should live and die in a world that had lost the possibility of hope. ('In life, one must [first of all] endure,' said Hemingway.) Mary V. Dearborn's is the first full biography of Hemingway in more than fifteen years, the first to be written by a woman, the first to fully explore the causes of his suicide and to substantially deepen our understanding of the man, the artist, the self-created larger-than-life force who became Ernest Hemingway. Drawing on newly available materials--among them, the vast collection of papers left behind when Hemingway fled Cuba in 1960; his medical records; his complete FBI file detailing his wartime experience; the newly opened files of the KGB; the papers of his mistress, and those of his sister revealing the profound turmoil of the Hemingway family, as well as the previously overlooked letters of his mother, Grace, opera singer and painter, whose startling and illuminating correspondence reveals her decades-long romantic attachment to a woman while married to Ed Hemingway--Dearborn gives us Hemingway the man who found it difficult to give and receive love and maintain friendships, unless it was 'all for Hemingway.' We see the development of his writing (the self-proclaimed influences: from Mark Twain, Flaubert, and Stendhal to Bach, Mozart, Bruegel, and Cézanne, and, most crucial of all, 'the [Gertrude] steining of Hemingway'); his emergence as a startlingly contemporary figure--not least in the gender experimentation and sexual role-playing that until now have been dismissed as 'gender confusion.' And we see his four marriages, each one a reflection of how he saw himself: the first to the financially independent Hadley Richardson, the wife most like his mother, whose unadorned way of living mirrored his upbringing ... his marriage to the chic Pauline Pfeiffer, writer for Paris Vogue, assistant to Main Bocher, the epitome of the glamorous world into which Hemingway was being welcomed and celebrated ... his marriage to Martha Gellhorn, war correspondent, as Hemingway became politicized and went to fight against Fascism with the Loyalists in Spain. Gellhorn, as much of an artist as her husband, refused to give up her view of herself for Hemingway's demands and expectations. And Mary Welsh, the boyish writer, adventurer, correspondent, willing to keep up with Hemingway in his pursuits and become his caretaker, as he, from his forties on, became undone by alcohol and too many prescribed pills. Hemingway's life is a large story--the giant personality, the hidden demons, the hard-core values left behind, and the carefree childhood that carried him along until 'everything went to hell,' as he said, and it all blew up. Here is the richest, most nuanced portrait to date of this complex American artist, whose darkness, drive, and vision of courage; whose ambition, self-control, and grace under pressure; and whose eleven novels (four published posthumously) and five short story collections, informed--and are still informing--fiction writing generations after his death."--Jacket
Peggy Guggenheim : mistress of modernism by Mary V Dearborn( Book )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Known as the enfant terrible of the art world, Peggy Guggenheim was one of its most significant patrons and promoters as well as its impresario, with her personal and professional life intermingled. A captivating story of Peggy Guggenheim; her charismatic personality and her talents, the culture that shaped her and that she went on to transform
Crazy cock by Henry Miller( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and French and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1930 Henry Miller moved from New York to Paris, leaving behind-at least temporarily-his tempestuous marriage to June Smith and a novel that had sprung from his anguish over her love affair with a mysterious woman named Jean Kronski. Begun in 1927, Crazy Cock is the story of Tony Bring, a struggling writer whose bourgeois inclinations collide with the disordered bohemianism of his much-beloved wife, Hildred, particularly when her lover, Vanya, comes to live with them in their already cramped Greenwich Village apartment. In a world swirling with violence, sex, and passion, the three struggle with their desires, inching ever nearer to insanity, each unable to break away from this dangerous and consuming love triangle
Ernest Hemingway : a biography by Mary V Dearborn( Recording )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Dearborn gives the richest and most nuanced portrait to date of this complex, enigmatically unique American artist, whose same uncontrollable demons that inspired and drove him throughout his life undid him at the end, and whose seven novels and six-short story collections informed, and are still informing, fiction writing generations after his death
Six red months in Russia by Louise Bryant( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moloch ou ce monde de gentils by Henry Miller( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Premier roman d'Henry Miller, publié en 1927. Une oeuvre autobiographique, dont le héros, un contremaître new-yorkais, "harcèle ou exploite au besoin" la horde de télégraphistes qu'il a sous ses ordres
Moloch, or, This gentile world by Henry Miller( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncovered along with Crazy Cock in 1988 by Miller biographer Mary V. Dearborn, Moloch emerged from the misery of Miller's years at Western Union and from the squalor of his first marriage. Set in the rapidly changing New York City of the early twenties, its hero is the rough-and-tumble Dion Moloch, a man filled with anger and despair. Trapped in a demeaning job, oppressed by an acrimonious home life, Moloch escapes to the streets only to be assaulted by a world he despises even more'a Brooklyn transformed into a shrill medley of ethnic sights, sounds, and smells. The antagonized Moloch strikes out blindly at everything he hates, battling against a world whose hostility threatens to overwhelm and destroy him
Pocahontas revisited : gender and ethnicity in American culture from the Civil War to the present by Mary V Dearborn( )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Konoyo de ichiban shiawasena otoko : Henrī mirā no shōgai to sakuhin( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dieu bénisse l'Amérique by Mark SaFranko( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anzia Yezierska and the making of an ethnic American self by Mary V Dearborn( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hullu kukko by Henry Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in Finnish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Moloch oder die gojische Welt Roman by Henry Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Henry Miller : maailman onnellisin mies by Mary V Dearborn( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Finnish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mailer : a biography by Mary V Dearborn( Recording )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of the pugnacious celebrity writer Norman Mailer. Chronicles the trajectory of his career, from his 1948 bestseller "The naked and the dead" to the publication of his collected writings fifty years later, and relates his work to his colourful public life
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Mailer : a biography
Alternative Names
Dearborn, Mary.

Dearborn, Mary V.

Mary V. Dearborn biographe de Henry Miller, professeur, Columbia university, New York

디어본, 메리 V

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Mistress of modernism : the life of Peggy GuggenheimPeggy Guggenheim : mistress of modernismCrazy cockSix red months in RussiaMoloch, or, This gentile world