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Fairey, Wendy W.

Works: 5 works in 16 publications in 1 language and 697 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Fiction  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works about Wendy W Fairey
Most widely held works by Wendy W Fairey
Full house : stories by Wendy W Fairey( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In "Over the Hill," a friendship is ruptured in the wake of a biking accident in France; in "The Bad Hand," a friend who has been an important figure in Jenny's life has a recurrence of cancer; in "House of Cards," Jenny is forced out of her poker game but is invited to join another - this one with Bella Abzug as its presiding spirit. Several stories flash back to Jenny's past, including "Family Pets," which evokes a beloved dog and a detested stepfather, and "Mind and Body," which tells the story of Jenny's marriage and of her discovery of her bisexuality. By the last story, "A Hundred Hearts," Jenny sees parts of her life come together as she joins in a Gay Pride parade in Paris, accompanied by her grown son and baby granddaughter."--Jacket
The relationship of heroine, confessor and community in the novels of George Eliot by Wendy W Fairey( Book )

7 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bookmarked : reading my way from Hollywood to Brooklyn by Wendy W Fairey( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Wendy Fairey grew up among books. Her mother, the famous Hollywood columnist Sheila Graham, was F. Scott Fitzgerald's last love--he died in their living room in 1940. Fitzgerald would bring home literary classics from Charles Dickens to George Elliot, Virginia Wolf, and Henry James. Their protagonists became her intimates. Leaving her glamorous Hollywood world as a young girl, Fairey entered the English landscape of David Copperfield, whose sensibility and aspirations she intimately shared, not least because both suffered a terrible stepfather. Her many affinities with David squired her to adulthood, when she became an English professor and eventually a college dean. This memoir is the author's literary journey through the classic British novels of late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Besides David Copperfield, her traveling companions include Daniel Deronda, the hero of George Elliot's last novel, as well as Deronda's wife, Gwendolyn Harleth, whose suffering resembled the author's own in her stressed marriage. Both characters become important presences, and like Daniel, Fairey learned late in life of her Jewish ancestry. Other fictional companions, including Jane Eyre, Mrs. Ramsey (Virginia Wolff), Tess (Thomas Hardy), and Isabel (Henry James), weave in and out, helping her understand her own identity and trajectory. In this inspiring book, Fairey shows how great literature is and can be forever an inspiration, a companion, and a guide to living
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Full house : stories
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