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Meade, Marion 1934-

Works: 59 works in 255 publications in 1 language and 10,938 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Fiction  Juvenile works  Short stories  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3531.A5855, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Marion Meade
Most widely held works by Marion Meade
Dorothy Parker : what fresh hell is this? by Marion Meade( Book )

33 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of author and critic Dorothy Parker, discussing her literary influences, battle with alcohol, divorces, affairs, career highs and lows, suicide attempts, and other related topics
Eleanor of Aquitaine : a biography by Marion Meade( Book )

32 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the wife of King Henry II of England and mother of Richard I, the Lionheart, and John
Buster Keaton : cut to the chase by Marion Meade( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton, one of the most distinguished filmmakers in cinematic history, was a brilliant comedian whose films seem untouched by time." "Marion Meade's biography goes behind the scenes at the making of Keaton's masterpiece, The General, selected by the American Film Institute as one of the five best silent films of all time; details his experiences acting with Charlie Chaplin in the film Limelight; and reveals his role in one of Hollywood's most infamous sex scandals involving Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle." "Meade's portrait of this brilliant artist also goes beyond the legend to reveal more details about the private Keaton than any previous work: the anguish of child abuse, his lifelong struggle to conceal his lack of the most basic educational skills, the alcoholism that practically ended his career and life, the women and the marriages." "Buster Keaton is based on four years of research and more than two hundred interviews with people who knew, worked with, and loved him, including Billy Wilder, Leni Riefenstahl, Gene Kelly, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Irene Mayer Selznick, and Bill Cosby, as well as members of Keaton's family, some of whom had refused to speak to biographers and journalists until now. The book also has never-before-seen photographs, contributed by Keaton's estate. No lover of cinema should miss this startling, moving account of a great man and his troubled life."--Jacket
Bobbed hair and bathtub gin : writers running wild in the Twenties by Marion Meade( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Capturing the jazz rhythms and desperate gaiety that defined the era, Meade gives us Parker, Fitzgerald, Millay, and Ferber, traces the intersections of their lives, and describes the men (F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edmund Wilson, Harold Ross, and Robert Benchley) who influenced them, loved them, and sometimes betrayed them. Here are the social and literary triumphs (Parker's Round Table witticisms appeared almost daily in the newspapers and Ferber and Millay won Pulitzer Prizes) and inevitably the penances each paid: crumbled love affairs, abortions, depression, lost beauty, nervous breakdowns, and finally, overdoses and even madness." "These literary heroines did what they wanted, said what they thought, living wholly in the moment. They kicked open the door for twentieth-century women writers and set a new model for every woman trying to juggle the serious issues of economic independence, political power, and sexual freedom."--Jacket
The unruly life of Woody Allen : a biography by Marion Meade( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marion Meade has tracked down scores of people in Allen's life who have never before spoken to an Allen biographer: boyhood pals; Brooklyn neighbors and teachers; colleagues Buddy Hackett and Mel Brooks from his early career as a television writer and stand-up comic; actors Maureen Stapleton, Max von Sydow, and Bob Hope; director Sydney Pollack; and the film reviewers who have followed his career for decades - Vincent Canby, Roger Ebert, Stanley Kauffmann, Andrew Sarris, and John Simon. She also details the numerous examples of art imitating life in Allen's films, particularly the extraordinary saga behind his marriage to the adopted daughter of his longtime lover, Mia Forrow."
Madame Blavatsky, the woman behind the myth by Marion Meade( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recklessly brilliant, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky scandalized her 19th century world with a controversial new religion that tried to synthesize Eastern and Western philosophies. If her contemporaries saw her as a freak, a charlatan, and a snake oil salesman, she viewed herself as a special person born for great things. She firmly believed that it was her destiny to enlighten the world. Rebelliously breaking conventions, she was the antithesis of a pious religious leader. She cursed, smoked, overate, and needed to airbrush out certain inconvenient facts, like husbands, lovers, and a child. Marion Meade digs deep into Madame Blavatsky's life from her birth in Russia among the aristocracy to a penniless exile in Europe, across the Atlantic to New York where she became the first Russian woman naturalized as an American citizen, and finally moving on to India where she established the international headquarters of the Theosophical Society in 1882. As she chased from continent to continent, she left in her aftermath a trail of enthralled followers and the ideas of Theosophy that endure to this day. While dismissed as a female messiah, her efforts laid the groundwork for the New Age movement, which sought to reconcile Eastern traditions with Western occultism. Her teachings entered the mainstream by creating new respect for the cultures and religions of the East--for Buddhism and Hinduism--and interest in meditation, yoga, gurus, and reincarnation. Madame Blavatsky was one of a kind. Here is her richly bizarre story told with compassion, insight, and an attempt to plumb the truth behind those astonishing accomplishments
Lonelyhearts : the screwball world of Nathanael West and Eileen McKenney by Marion Meade( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... A dazzling joint biography of Nathanael West and his wife, set against the world of New York writers and Hollywood screenwriters in the 1930s."--Inside jacket
Stealing heaven : the love story of Heloise and Abelard by Marion Meade( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In twelfth-century France, two of Europe's greatest minds met and fell in love. It was a love forbidden by the world around them and eventually they were torn apart from each other. But, the spark of it remained smoldering inside the lovers until their death and beyond. Heloise and her tutor, Peter Abelard, share a devotion passionate in its depth and beautiful in its thoughtfulness. They marry, and Heloise bears a son whom she names Astrolabe. However, all of this must be done in secret, for Abelard is forbidden to wed by the church which considers him a cleric. When the truth of their relationship is exposed, they are separated and punished both in body and soul. Marion Meade weaves history and fiction together in STEALING HEAVEN, an epic story of one of history's most tragic love affairs. With facts pulled from Heloise's actual love letters, Meade creates a poetic and sensual tapestry of France in the 12th century. Heloise and Abelard lived beyond their punishment in quiet contemplation of life and God--Abelard as a monk and Heloise as a nun and the founder of a convent. Her story is one of a brilliant woman, trapped within the confines of her society. But, it is also the story of an inspiring love that has lived on throughout history
Free woman : the life and times of Victoria Woodhull by Marion Meade( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the spiritualist, stock broker, publisher, lecturer, advocate of women's rights, and Presidential candidate who shocked nineteenth-century America with her revolutionary ideas and behavior
Sybille by Marion Meade( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A holy war is sweeping France, razing cities and destroying the peaceful lives of those considered heretics. Sybille d'Astarac, born to pampered luxury, is a gifted female troubadour. But her poems grow dark as the Catholic crusade seeks to eradicate her sect. In the face of massacre, can Sybille survive the Inquisition? Will her love songs? A work of stunning historical fiction, Sybilledisplays Marion Meades pitch-perfect understanding of strong women facing the harsh realities of life in medieval times. As Robin Morgan, author ofThe Anatomy of Freedom, writes, this book is "an inspiration for women and an illumination for all readers."
Complete poems by Dorothy Parker( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best remembered as a member of the Algonquin Round Table, the fabled Jazz Age literary coterie, Dorothy Parker built a reputation as one of the era's most beloved poets. Parker's satirical wit and sharp-edged humor earned her a reputation as the wittiest woman in America
Bitching by Marion Meade( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1970s, the national conversation regarding feminism was very different. Public discussions of womanhood--single life, marriage, workplace harassment, rights, gripes--were often channeled through movement spokeswomen and always refracted through the lens of talking to men about men. Little was shared about the chats happening behind closed doors where everyday women talked to women without the threat of men listening in. But, all that changed with the book BITCHING. Originally published in 1973, BITCHING is journalist and author Marion Meade's deep and insightful investigation into the real dialogue happening inside coffee klatches, consciousness-raising groups, and therapist's sessions. Using excerpts from real taped conversations, Meade presents the frustration, anger, resigned acceptance, and scathing humor that make up the female experience from birth to grave. For the first time, male chauvinist behavior goes fully examined and unexcused, and the roles men force upon women get broken down to their sometimes ridiculous component parts. A snapshot into a key time in the feminist movement, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in how far we've come ... or how much we've stayed the same
The little book of big riddles by Marion Meade( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of new and old riddles with illustrations
Bobbed hair and bathtub gin : [writers running wild in the Twenties] by Marion Meade( Recording )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marion Meade presents a portrait of four extraordinary writers--Dorothy Parker, Zelda Fitzgerald, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Edna Ferber--whose loves, lives, and literary endeavors embody the spirit of the 1920s
The little book of big bad jokes by Marion Meade( Book )

2 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of sixty-four new and old jokes
Selected readings from the portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker( )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of stories, poems, essays, articles, and reviews by the American humorist reveals the range of her wit and satire
The unruly life of Woody Allen by Marion Meade( )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After forty years in the spotlight as comedian, author, director, and professional neurotic, Woody Allen is a living legend. To fans, his films have always represented a sort of ongoing autobiography. For over three decades, the creator of films such as Annie Hall, Manhattan, and Deconstructing Harry successfully maintained his privacy while sustaining his comic public persona based on that private self. Not until his scandalous relationship with Mia Farrow's adopted daughter Soon-Yi did Allen's precarious balancing act of self and celebrity collapse in public view. Based on exclusive interviews, this biography reveals the personal side of a talented artist and troubled man
Dorothy Parker : what fresh hell is this? : a biography by Marion Meade( )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She was known for her outrageous one-liners, her ruthless theatre criticism, her clever verses and bittersweet stories. But there was another side to Dorothy Parker: a private life set on a course of destruction through two divorces, a string of painful affairs, a lifelong problem with alcohol, and several suicide attempts. In this lively, absorbing biography, Marion Meade illuminates both sides of the fascinating Parker: her dark days, as well as her days in the sun at the Algonquin Round Table with Robert Benchley, George Kaufman, and Harold Ross, and in Hollywood with S.J. Perelman, William Faulkner, and Lillian Hellman
Free woman : the life and times of victoria woodhull by Marion Meade( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victoria Woodhull is a historical figure too often ignored and undervalued by historians. Although she never achieved political power, her actions and her presence on the political scene helped begin to change the way Americans thought about the right to vote, particularly women's suffrage, and she set the stage for political emancipations to come throughout the twentieth century.Woodhull was a product of and a revolutionary within the socially conservative Victorian era, which predominated in the United States as much as it did in England. She was an anomaly within her time, an unlikely and u
Unruly life of woody allen by Marion Meade( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writer, director, actor, humorist. Woody Allen stands as one of our era & rsquo;s most celebrated artists. Starting in the 1950s, Allen began crafting a larger-than-life neurotic persona that has since entertained and enlightened millions. In his films, widely thought to be autobiographical explorations of his own comic fears and fixations, Allen carefully controlled the public & rsquo;s view of him as a loveable scamp. But, that all came crashing down the day Mia Farrow found a Polaroid on her mantle. What followed was a flurry of sensational headlines and legal battles. His relationship with Soon-Yi Previn, 34 years his junior and the step-daughter of his longtime girlfriend, caused shockwaves in the public & rsquo;s perception of the director. Yet, few biographers and journalists have explored what happened and why. In this, the first deep investigation of Allen & rsquo;s life and the events surrounding his split with Farrow, biographer Marion Meade tracks down dozens of friends, actors, neighbors, and film historians. They open up with insights and details rare in the world of wealth and celebrity. What results is a fascinating portrait of a flawed genius, as adept at constructing his own image as he is at crafting films. Re-released and updated, this is an unauthorized biography that neither Woody Allen's fans nor his detractors will be able to put down. The revised and updated E-Reads edition was reviewed in the Wall Street Journal, April 12, 2013 by Carl Rollyson in a round-up of the five best Hollywood biographies
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Bobbed hair and bathtub gin : writers running wild in the Twenties
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English (194)

Eleanor of Aquitaine : a biographyBuster Keaton : cut to the chaseBobbed hair and bathtub gin : writers running wild in the TwentiesThe unruly life of Woody Allen : a biographyMadame Blavatsky, the woman behind the mythLonelyhearts : the screwball world of Nathanael West and Eileen McKenneyComplete poemsBobbed hair and bathtub gin : [writers running wild in the Twenties]