February House

Sherill Tippins (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$18.95
Publisher
Mariner Books
Publish Date
June 01, 2006
Pages
317
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.4 X 1.1 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780618711970

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About the Author

SHERILL TIPPINS is the author of February House: The Story of W. H. Auden, Carson McCullers, Jane and Paul Bowles, Benjamin Britten and Gypsy Rose Lee Under One Roof in Wartime America. She lives in New York City.

Reviews

"A deliciously readable...story of young artists trying to become themselves. '' The New York Times Book Review

"Irresistible...The house itself has long since been demolished, but Sherill Tippins has rebuilt it with intelligence and charm." The Washington Post

"A cozy, gossipy read, punctuated by solid. . .literary criticism." The New Yorker

"Tippins' research is prodigious and fun to go through, the personalities she depicts indelibly drawn." Los Angeles Times

"Tippins' poignant stories...make the residents of the February House come alive for literature lovers and intellectual voyeurs alike." Providence Journal

"Tippins deftly captures the energy and anxiety of this group of artists who shaped mid-century culture." --Robert Weibezahl Bookpage

"A lively literary history with some surprising depth . . . A brief, madcap moment in literary chronicles." Kirkus Reviews

"This is a book that made me wish I was 20 again or living in pre-war Brooklyn circa 1940." --Rocky Mountain News

"February House casts an important light on...how one group of artists handled the challenges of the era." -- Bay Area Reporter

"A tremendous amount of research lies behind February House...it truly is an engrossing tale." --The New York Observer

"The building is gone now, but Sherill Tippins makes marvelous work of the brief experiment in communal living." -- New York Daily News