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The Company They Kept free pdf Many of the contributors to The New York Review of Books have written about deep and abiding relationships-both personal and intellectual-with fellow poets, writers, and artists. Writers on Unforgettable Friendships is a collection of twenty-eight accounts of these friendships that were always stimulating, often inspiring, and sometimes vexing. There are historic moments-Isaiah Berlin's conversations with Boris Pasternak and Anna Akhmatova-as well as lighthearted ones-Bruce Chatwin's hilarious drunken evening with George Ortiz and Arthur Gold and Robert Fizdale's subway ride with George Balanchine. Many of the portraits include vivid images that otherwise would have been lost forever: the poet Ossip Mandelstam, who Anna Akhmatova first glimpsed as " ...a thin young boy with a twig of lily-of-the-valley in his button-hole"- the young Gore Vidal in Dawn Powell's living room suddenly realizing " ...this is a menage a trois in Greenwich Village. My martini runs over"- twelve-year-old aspiring cartoonist John Updike writing Saul Steinberg to ask for a cartoon he had seen in The New Yorker. Each portrait is written with feeling and fullness of heart.

About Robert B. Silvers

Robert B. Silvers is co-editor of The New York Review of Books. Prior to joining the Review, Mr. Silvers was, from 1959 to 1963, associate editor of Harper's magazine, editor of the book Writing in America and translator of La Gangrene. Before that, Mr. Silvers lived in Paris for six years (1952 to 1958), where he served with the U.S. Army at SHAPE Headquarters and attended the Sorbonne and Ecole des Sciences Politiques. He joined the editorial board of The Paris Review in 1954 and became Paris editor in 1956. He also worked as press secretary to Governor Chester Bowles in 1950. Mr. Silvers, who graduated from the University of Chicago in 1947, was born in Mineola, New York.

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Author : Robert B. Silvers
Publisher : NYRB Collections
Data Published : 19 January 2012
ISBN : 1590174879
EAN : 9781590174876
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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