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|Persona designada:||Wendy W Fairey; Sheilah Graham; A J Ayer; Wendy W Fairey; Sheilah Graham; A J Ayer|
|Tipo de material:||Biografía|
|Tipo de documento:||Libro/Texto|
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Wendy W Fairey
|Descripción:||288 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.|
|Contenido:||1. "Easeful Death" --
2. Enter Freddie --
3. Orphan and Daughter --
4. 607 North Maple Drive --
5. "Beloved Infidel" --
6. Treeing the Cub --
7. Exit Trevor --
8. "I Am Your Father" --
9. The Revolving Portrait --
10. The Twelve Books --
11. Orphan and Daughter Again.
|Responsabilidad:||Wendy W. Fairey.|
Wendy Fairey's fine narrative deftly weaves the strands of past and present, linking her own family history to her mother's and to those she considered fathers. Growing up in the Hollywood of the 1940s and 1950s, Fairey lived a charmed life, taking the swimming pools, tennis courts, and, frequently, the company of movie stars for granted as part of her childhood domain. As a teenager, however, she began to learn her mother's secrets--a childhood spent in an East End of London Jewish orphanage and her tragic romance in the 1930s with F. Scott Fitzgerald, who died in December 1940 in Sheilah Graham's living room. In college, Fairey sought to leave her early life behind, to form her own aspirations, to get away from the movie world and become a university professor--only in the end to be forced to come to terms with herself.
She also looks back on her experience of several fathers: the dour Trevor Westbrook; the charming, intellectual Freddie Ayer; a disastrous stepfather known as Bow Wow; and no less important than these, though an acknowledged ghost, the man Sheilah Graham offered to her children as their spiritual father, F. Scott Fitzgerald.
. Wendy Fairey's beautifully crafted memoir pays homage to her accomplished parents--above all to her ebullient mother--but hers is also a story of a daughter's reclamation of herself from her mother's fictions through her own fine powers of perception, reflection, and language.