Louis Auchincloss by Carol Gelderman
A Writer's Life

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A biography of the Wall Street lawyer and novelist discusses his traditional upbringing, his years at boarding school and then Yale, the conflict between his urge to write and his destiny as a lawyer, and more. 15,000 first printing.

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Carol Gelderman received her PhD from Northwestern University and is currently Distinguished Professor of English Emerita at the University of New Orleans. Gelderman is the author of nine books, including "Henry Ford: The Wayward Capitalist" (1981), "Mary McCarthy: A Life" (1988), and "Louis Auchincloss: A Writer s Life" (2007). She also has a strong interest in politics and government, as reflected in her book "All the Presidents Words: The Bully Pulpit and the Creation of the Virtual Presidency" (1997). She lives in New Orleans.
Published December 29, 1992 by Crown. 287 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, History. Non-fiction

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Much of Auchincloss's nonliterary life as a lawyer is admittedly mundane, which points to the problem with this biography: A stable life doesn't often make for compelling reading, however much we may admire Auchincloss for his kindness as a husband, father, and colleague.

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