Herself: An Autobiographical Work

By: Calisher, Hortense

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Spine slightly slanted, one corner slightly bumped. DJ has 1/4"tear at back flap, very minor shelfwear. A clean attractive copy.

"This is Hortense Calisher's account of her life-in-progress as a woman and a writer --- and the inseparability of the two in her mind and heart. In this intimate "rediscovery" of herself and those moments of truth that have formed her, Miss Calisher includes her private writings and journals, and begins with her appraisal of the '30s (which she designates the Era of The Big Apple), treats of ego art, gives her views of sex and politics, of writers and writing in an altogether fresh and original way. Herself is a book that in a sense reconstructs by its very shape the life and thought and times it speaks of, because we come to learn of them as she did, and with her remembered feelings and notions --- in the heightened perspective of then and now. Herself is indeed the story of a remarkable woman's life and work in progress, stopping at the end of the past. The future is for later."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Title: Herself: An Autobiographical Work

Author Name: Calisher, Hortense

Illustrator: Illustrated by Bacon, Paul (cover)

Categories: Biography/Autobiography,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Arbor House: 1972

ISBN Number: 0877950423

ISBN Number 13: 9780877950424

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket

Seller ID: 004535

Keywords: Autobiography Hortense Calisher Writer The Big Apple 1930s New York City