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The intimate life of L.M. Montgomery

Author: Irene Gammel
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Who ultimately is L.M. Montgomery, and why was there such an obsession with secrecy, hiding, and encoding in her life and fiction? Delving into the life of Canada's most enigmatic writer, The Intimate Life of L.M. Montgomery addresses these questions. The eleven essays illuminate Montgomery's personal writings and photographic self-portraits and probe the ways in which she actively shaped her life as a work of art.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: L M Montgomery; L M Montgomery; L M Montgomery; L M Montgomery; L M Montgomery; Lucy M Montgomery
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Irene Gammel
ISBN: 0802089240 9780802089243 0802086764 9780802086761
OCLC Number: 56318859
Description: xii, 305 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Life writing as masquerade: the many faces of L.M. Montgomery / Irene Gammel --
' ... where has my yellow garter gone?' The diary of L.M. Montgomery and Nora Lefurgey / edited, annotated, and illustrated by Irene Gammel --
The 'secret' diary of Maud Montgomery, aged 281/4 / Jennifer H. Litster --
Nora, Maud, and Isabel: summoning voices in diaries and memories / Mary Beth Cavert --
'I loved Herman Leard madly': L.M. Montgomery's confession of desire / Irene Gammel --
Veils and gaps: the private worlds of Amy Andrew and L.M. Montgomery, 1910-1914 / Mary McDonald-Rissanen --
' ... the refuge of my sick spirit ... ': L.M. Montgomery and the shadows of depression / Janice Fiamengo --
Visual drama: capturing life in L.M. Montgomery's scrapbooks / Elizabeth R. Epperly --
'I hear what you say': soundings in L.M. Montgomery's life writings / Joy Alexander --
Epistolary performance: writing Mr. Weber / Paul Tiessen and Hildi Froese Tiessen --
'See my journal for the full story': fictions of truth in Anne of Green Gables and L.M. Montgomery's journals / Cecily Devereux --
The hectic flush: the fiction and reality of consumption in L.M. Montgomery's life / Melissa Prycer --
Untangling the web: L.M. Montgomery's later journals and fiction, 1929-1939 / Mary Rubio and Elizabeth Waterston.
Responsibility: edited by Irene Gammel.
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This volume fills in many of the blanks surrounding Montgomery's personal life. Engaging and erudite, it is a boon for scholars and Montgomery fans alike.  Read more...

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