WorldCat Identities

Barr, Norah K.

Overview
Works: 46 works in 50 publications in 1 language and 630 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence 
Classifications: PS3511.I7428, 641.092
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  • by M. F. K Fisher ( )
 
Most widely held works by Norah K Barr
A life in letters : correspondence, 1929-1991 by M. F. K Fisher ( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In these pages, Fisher's letters are made public for the first time. Selected and compiled by her younger sister, her longtime secretary, and a close family friend, these highly personal pieces reveal some of Fisher's most private moments, giving ample display to her sharp wit and affectionate humor, her ongoing reflections on loss and the power of change. Six decades of correspondence sketch the story of a young adult who shouldered enormous domestic responsibilities as daughter, mother, and wife - a sensuous woman who managed to find success as a writer despite a paucity of money, time, and occasionally, spirit. These letters give voice to the self-doubt that lingered behind her strong public persona and tell of her long struggle to find a place in the world - not only as a writer but as a person. M. F. K. Fisher: A Life in Letters features an introduction by Anne Lamott, and includes thirty-two pages of photographs from Fishers' family collection
M.F.K. Fisher, a life in letters : correspondence, 1929-1991 by M. F. K Fisher ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of letters written by the American author Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher for her friends and family that describe the self-doubt she felt underneath the confident mask she wore in public
Aix-en-Provence, to David Pleydell-Bouverie by M. F. K Fisher ( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describing a short trip she and her sister Norah [Barr] are taking to Arles and Avignon; mentioning visitors; discussing food
Last House [Glen Ellen, California], to David Pleydell-Bouverie by M. F. K Fisher ( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Thanking him for the catalogs he sent her; asking if he read the article about the [Paul] CeĢzanne show in New York magazine; reporting that Norah [Barr] is coming; commenting on the weather; mentioning Dillwyn Parrish
Last House [Glen Ellen, California], to David Pleydell-Bouverie by M. F. K Fisher ( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Thanking him for "Mrs. [Mary] Hyde's book of the [Bernard] Shaw-[Alfred] Douglas letters"; noting that she is going to read [Oscar Wilde's Ballad of] Reading Gaol again; wondering why Wilde "behaved so openly as he did with the wretched he-whores [Alfred] Taylor supplied him"; discussing the weather and daily activities at the Ranch; telling him that Marietta Voorhees is in the hospital; reporting that Norah [Barr] is coming back from Switzerland
Last House [Glen Ellen, California], to David Pleydell-Bouverie by M. F. K Fisher ( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Explaining her pun about Lady Mary Frances Tennant, the "benefactress of [her] great-great grandmother in Ireland"; mentioning Arnold Gingrich, Eda Lord, and Norah Barr; discussing rare violins
Last House [Glen Ellen, California], to David Pleydell-Bouverie by M. F. K Fisher ( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Thanking him for the caviar and saying she doesn't want "to squander [it] on anyone but" Norah Barr; commenting on her plans for Christmas and remarking that people "don't understand about the voluptuous delights of deliberate solitude"; mentioning a visit from her daughter Kennedy; describing various luncheons at her house; sending him a copy of a poem called "Carol" by Thomas Merton; noting that she likes Mary Hyde and Charles Ryskamp; complaining about her typewriter and telling him she is "being propositioned to invest in an electronic IBM."
Last House [Glen Ellen, California], to David Pleydell-Bouverie by M. F. K Fisher ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Saying that the "Getty Bash for Princess Margaret sounds suitably vulgar and very 'Texas' with 'covered atrium' and so on"; mentioning Janet Flanner, Ronald Blythe, Albert Kahn, Julia and Paul Child, and Norah Barr; discussing the weather; reporting that she went to see Simca [Simone Beck]
Glen Ellen, California, to David Pleydell-Bouverie by M. F. K Fisher ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Asking him for the New York news; mentioning a party for Margie Foster; noting that she "must have been a great chatterbox once," and "it all goes on still in [her] head. Which occasionally makes [her] feel rather frustrated"; mentioning visits from Marsha Moran, Norah Barr, and her daughter Kennedy
Aix-en-Provence, to David Pleydell-Bouverie by M. F. K Fisher ( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Asking him to get her a copy of the May Esquire; mentioning Arnold Gingrich and Truman Capote; discussing a friend who has cancer; noting that she and her sister Norah [Barr] "had a jolly day with Julia and Paul Child"; describing her plans for the rest of the trip and her return home
Glen Ellen, California, to David Pleydell-Bouverie by M. F. K Fisher ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Describing the squirrels who always raise their young in the grove by her house; discussing the weather and flowers; telling him that she is going to Norah Barr's house soon; mentioning her Christmas open house
St. Helena, California, to David Pleydell-Bouverie by M. F. K Fisher ( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Thanking him for the day in San Francisco; mentioning authors including Arnold Gingrich, Edith Sitwell, and W.H. Auden; discussing a transatlantic trip she has planned with her sister, Norah [Barr]
Last House [Glen Ellen, California], to David Pleydell-Bouverie by M. F. K Fisher ( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Thanking him for his gift of pecans; mentioning visitors to the Ranch; commenting on the weather; telling him that Norah [Barr] has food poisoning from mushrooms; discussing common acquaintances
[Last House, Glen Ellen, California], to David Pleydell-Bouverie by M. F. K Fisher ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Discussing the lack of travel options other than air travel; commenting on a woman who lives in Whittier, California; mentioning Julia and Paul Child and Norah Barr
Last House [Glen Ellen, California], to David Pleydell-Bouverie by M. F. K Fisher ( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Discussing "the Tokyo edition of the Tsuji book" [Shizuo Tsuji's Japanese Cooking: a Simple Art]; advising him to look at an article in Fortune called "Who is mass-marketing the great chefs of Europe?"; giving her opinion of family fights in which family members stop speaking to each other; sharing gossip about their shared acquaintances; describing an 18-year-old boy who visited her and how much additional food she had to cook for him; mentioning visitors including Norah [Barr], Julia and Paul Child, and Simca [Simone Beck]
Last House [Glen Ellen, California], to David Pleydell-Bouverie by M. F. K Fisher ( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Asking him to buy caviar for her at the Caviarteria; suggesting how to serve salmon caviar; inviting him to a birthday meal for her sister Norah [Barr]
Last House [Glen Ellen, California], to David Pleydell-Bouverie by M. F. K Fisher ( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Reporting on her activities and visitors, including Simca [Simone Beck]; describing a ferry ride; mentioning Norah [Barr]; discussing making grape jam
Glen Ellen, California, to David Pleydell-Bouverie by M. F. K Fisher ( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Discussing life at the Ranch and comparing it to Stella Gibbons' Cold Comfort Farm; worrying about whether the newborn calves have enough food; telling an anecdote about how her car seat reclined into a bed unexpectedly; describing a trip to Los Angeles with Norah [Barr]; calling her cat Charlie "your dearest and most valuable friend in all this world of gophers."
Last House [Glen Ellen, California], to David Pleydell-Bouverie by M. F. K Fisher ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Thanking him for a dinner invitation and saying that she and Norah [Barr] "accept it gleefully"; discussing a luncheon served in France in 1905 for the Prince of Wales and her intention to "reconstruct the whole menu"; announcing that a magazine has offered her free passage from NY to Cannes on a ship called the Kungsholm; noting that [Paul] Bocuse and [Craig] Claiborne will also be on the ship
Last House [Glen Ellen, California], to David Pleydell-Bouverie by M. F. K Fisher ( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Discussing photographs to accompany a print interview; noting that Norah Barr is coming to visit; commenting that "nobody in his right mind wants to raise teenagers in the present culture available here."
 
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