The Element of Lavishness

The Element of Lavishness by William Maxwell 1582432473 9781582432472
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An instant classic in the literature of friendship: the witty, affectionate 40-year correspondence between a great story-writer and her editor . . . pleasure and delight.

In July 1938, William Maxwell, then twenty-nine years old and the acting poetry editor of The New Yorker, wrote to Sylvia Townsend Warner inviting her to send him verse. Miss Warner, forty-four and famous for her novel Lolly Willowes, had recently begun writing stories for the magazine, antic, inimitable sketches of English life that Maxwell adored. The poems were sent, and a remarkable friendship was begun.

Author: William Maxwell

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 384

Publisher: Counterpoint

Publication Date: 2003-05-09


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