Married to Genius by Jeffrey Meyers
A Fascinating Insight Into the Married Lives of Nine Modern Writers

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Married to Genius considers the emotional and artistic commitment in the marriages of nine modern writers: Leo Tolstoy, George Bernard Shaw, Joseph Conrad, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield, D.H. Lawrence, Ernest Hemingway, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. These writers believed that marriage provided their most profound relationships, and although their lives reveal the strains of modern marriage, their creativity was directly inspired by their emotional and intellectual conflicts. It is a fascinating study of how these celebrated figures attempted to integrate life and art.


About Jeffrey Meyers

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Jeffrey Meyers, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, has recently been given an Award in Literature by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Thirty of his books have been translated into fourteen languages and seven alphabets, and published on six continents. He lives in Berkeley, California.
Published January 1, 1977 by Barnes & Noble Books. 214 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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Married to Genius by Jeffrey Meyers 264pp, Southbank Publishing, £9.99 In these nine studies of writers' marriages you are left in no doubt as to where Jeffrey Meyers's sympathies lie.

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Biographer Meyers delves into the married lives of nine novelists-Tolstoy, Shaw, Conrad, Joyce, Woolf, Mansfield, Lawrence, Hemingway and Fitzgerald-bypassing the daily bric-a-brac of marriage to focus on the artists' intertwined commitments to their spouses and their craft, often drawing paralle...

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