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Good as gone : my life with Irving Layton

Author: Anna Pottier
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Dundurn, Ottawa, Ontario : Canadian Electronic Library, [2015] 2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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-- -- The Gucci Bag -- Good as Gone is a startling, at times searing, account of one of the most unusual love stories of the twentieth century.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(CaOONL)20149076711
Named Person: Irving Layton; Anna Pottier; Irving Layton; Irving Layton; Irving Layton
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Pottier
ISBN: 9781459728554 1459728556 9781459728547 1459728548
OCLC Number: 1078868633
Description: 1 online resource (332 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Dedication; Table of Contents; Preface; A Note on the Quoted Material; Leave-Taking; 1: The Bull Calf: Controversial Poet; 2: Meeting; 3: Europe and Other Not-So-Bad News; 4: From Cabin-on-the-Lake to Niagara-on-the-Lake; 5: At His Invitation; 6: Chance and Appetite; 7: Meshing; 8: Oakville; 9: Buckle Up; 10: Coming Out; 11: Telegram Written on Water; 12: The Carved Nakedness; 13: Showdown; 14: Italy, "Kakania," and Poetry 101; 15: First Trip: Italy; 16: Family Portrait; 17: Montreal Awaits; 18: Montreal; 19: Ordinary Miracles; 20: On the Inside Looking Out; 21: The Golden Boy. 22: How to Dominate Reality23: Lunch with Ettore and Fellini; 24: On the Writing of Waiting for the Messiah; 25: The Fire Is All That Matters; 26: Full Swing; 27: The Cameron Affair; 28: Wedding Over the Atlantic; 29: Downdrafts; 30: Of Triumphs and a Dedication; 31: Weight of the World; 32: Israel: There's a Crack in Everything; 33: What Did You Expect?; 34: Goodbye; 35: Escape; 36: Final Scene; Epilogue: Idiot Wind: Catharsis; Acknowledgements; Appendix 1: Yarmouth, NS: Small Town Summer; Appendix 2: Cameronian Bloopers; Notes; Copyright.
Other Titles: My life with Irving Layton
Responsibility: Anna Pottier.
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After dropping out of school, 23-year-old Anna Pottier became Layton's fifth and final wife. She was 48 years his junior. As Irving's partner, she shared his world until Parkinson's and early-stage  Read more...

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In Good as Gone, Pottier vividly captures the impersonal cruelty of aging and conveys the love and creativity of their marriage. She writes how she still misses the man and poet who has made so many Read more...

 
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