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Curtiss, Mina Kirstein 1896-1985

Overview
Works: 124 works in 222 publications in 3 languages and 3,969 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Biographies  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Poetry  Musical settings  Autobiographies  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor
Classifications: ML410.B62, 927.8
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Bizet and his world by Mina Kirstein Curtiss( Book )

44 editions published between 1958 and 1977 in English and French and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters of Marcel Proust. by Marcel Proust( Book )

19 editions published between 1949 and 2006 in English and French and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This wonderful collection of Marcel Proust's letters, selected and translated by Mina Curtiss, is both a revelatory introduction to the great writer and a treasure trove for those readers more familiar with his -- la Recherche du Temps Perdu. Mina Curtiss especially chose these letters as apt illustrations of Proust's growing sensibility and intellectual power during the gestation of the novel. Indeed, many of the characters in the book are drawn from the men and women we meet here. The letters are also exciting as an unfolding panorama of the Belle -poque and for their superb insights into literature, art, and music"--Publisher website (November 2006)
A forgotten empress: Anna Ivanovna and her era, 1730-1740 by Mina Kirstein Curtiss( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the Russian empress' personal and diplomatic life and contributions to Russian culture
Letters home by Mina Kirstein Curtiss( Book )

4 editions published in 1944 in English and Miscellaneous languages and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olive, cypress and palm, an anthology of love and death by Mina Kirstein Curtiss( Book )

3 editions published between 1930 and 1985 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The midst of life, a romance by Mina Kirstein Curtiss( Book )

2 editions published in 1933 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lettres à une dame d'Amérique, Mina Curtiss : 1951-1973 by Saint-John Perse( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le prince de Bismarck : sa correspondance by Antonin Proust( Book )

1 edition published in 1876 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manet caricatures : Olympia by Mina Kirstein Curtiss( Book )

3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My friend Degas by Edgar Degas( Book )

3 editions published between 1964 and 1966 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Youthful memoirs, 1888-1918, with notes, by a French writer who knew Edgar Degas as a family friend and grew to be a confidant of his
Le camp des bourgeois by Étienne Baudry( Book )

1 edition published in 1868 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Other people's letters : a memoir by Mina Kirstein Curtiss( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With corrections and revisions by the author and with editorial corrections and markings
From Marion's book by Marc Blitzstein( )

2 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York, to Mina Curtiss by E. E Cummings( )

3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thanking her for a "truly sympathetic & really cheering letter," noting that it is rare he receives an "epistle" to which those adjectives can be honestly applied. Noting that he sometimes feels "a twinge of nearguilt" at the thought of her suffering on account of Marion and himself, but that he soon recalls that "one glorious country moment may knock a whole season of urban soidisant sunshine into the proverbial cocked hat." Describing the arrival of her gift of lilacs, and thanking her, stating: "words, my dear Mina, fail to begin to express my consort's & my farmorethangratitude."
Letters of Marcel Proust. Translated and edited with notes by Mina Curtiss. [With plates, including portraits and a facsimile.] by Marcel Proust( Book )

2 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monsieur Tringle by Champfleury( Book )

2 editions published in 1866 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Degas parle.] My friend Degas. Translated and edited with notes by Mina Curtiss. [With plates, including portraits.] by Daniel Halévy( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En Hollande : lettres a un ami by Maxime Du Camp( Book )

1 edition published in 1859 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rottingdean, to Mina Curtiss by Enid Bagnold( )

1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerning the death of Antoine Bibesco; commenting on Mina Curtiss' "warm and candid thoughts" on the his death; saying "Oh, I could weep for what we are and what we feel and so much spilt and running away like water, the beauty of your letter, the beauty of what A. really was and hid, the misunderstanding of so much, the lightness of so much, the poor mockery of one person for another, the fronts we put on...Can there be, after all, a better fist of it made somewhere?;" saying she heard that she was "an authority on Proust" and had published translations of his letters; expressing her anxiety about going to New York for her play; saying "Twenty years ago I should have been off my head with pride and pleasure at having a play done in New York. Now I only want to write good, superb plays. And I'm too old. This one isn't 'superb' by a long chalk;" dating and titling the next part of the letter "Sunday. / Marthe" she discusses Antoine Bibesco's cousin, Marthe at length and in detail; saying "I used, years ago, when I was 24, to have an admiration (a fearing one) of her, inculcated by Antoine and Emmanuel to whom she was then everything that they loved to 'create' - a beautiful, brilliant, witty woman, a talented, an inspired writer, redounding to their credit and her own. It took me a long time to shed this point of view;" discussing possible papers Marthe may have and a claim Marthe is making concerning a codicil to Bibesco's will; asking "Did you love Antoine? I oughtnt to ask (except that at our age one asks anything...I gather you are fifty-five? I...sixty-one.) But no one 'loved' Antoine for long. he was too uncomfortable as a lover. As a loved inmate of the heart he settled for ever. At 24 I used to pray 'Please God let him marry me'. But I'm glad he didnt. I couldnt have lived next to his darkness and light, his restless urge to 'make me;" telling her about her plans to come to New York and her fear of flying; asking "...if there is a drug that cuts out fear? Do you know of one...for 24 hours.? Why should one lie in a cocoon in horrible fear of death in the stratosphere when something man has invented can wrap one in sleep?;" relating her travel plans to New York and the rehearsal schedule for the play; relating the 'story' of Antoine's dying at length and in detail commenting on the care he was receiving from Priscilla and Marthe; adding "I dont know what happens to everything. Priscilla, I think inherits it all, house etc. Once, long ago, before he married Elizabeth he left his whole fortune to me. It was after Emmanuel committed suicide and he himself was on the point of doing so. He said to me in the grey-silver room overlooking the river in Grosvenor Road, in a sort of low contemplative fashion; 'I am going to make you rich, Virgilia.' And indeed he was very rich then. I could hardly answer for I knew he was threatening me. Threatening to take himself off for ever. It was what I had been fighting and fighting, especially all that terrible unearthly and wearing night when we walked up and down, up and down the Embankment, debating whether he too should die. Not that I was allowed any hand in it, except as a companion, a sore-aching, inadequate companion;" asking how far she is from New York and saying she would like to visit her; commenting on her play saying "(They say, these producers, when they first get your play and take it, 'Its divine. Untouchable. Beautiful.' Then they proceed to 'suggest'. And soon its all totally rewritten."
John Dryden, the poet, the dramatist, the critic; three essays by T. S Eliot( Book )

1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Letters of Marcel Proust.
Alternative Names
Curtiss, Henry T. 1896-1985 Mrs

Curtiss, Henry T., Mrs., 1896-1985

Curtiss, M. 1896-1985

Curtiss, M. (Mina), 1896-1985

Curtiss, Mina.

Curtiss Mina 1896-1985

Curtiss, Mina Stein Kirstein.

Curtiss Mina Stein Kirstein 1896-1985

Kirstein Curtiss, Mina 1896-1985

Kirstein Mina Stein 1896-1985

Stein Kirstein Mina 1896-1985

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