By Michael Korda
From global leaders to Mafia dons, from Hollywood stars to the literary world's so much eccentric writers, the impressive and infamous alike have entrusted their life's paintings to Simon & Schuster's preeminent editor, Michael Korda. during this masterful memoir, Korda finds the unforgettable forged of characters and outrageous anecdotes in the back of 4 many years of blockbuster publishing, bringing us face-to-face with dozens of larger-than-life figures: Richard Nixon, who maintained his "presidential" character lengthy after his public lifestyles used to be over; Joan Crawford, whose autobiography mirrored a lifestyles she might have loved to have lived yet didn't; Joseph Bonanno, the retired Mafia don who'd do something to maintain from being killed via the reviewers.
And in a revelatory account that reads as compulsively as fiction, Another Life paints a brilliant photograph of publishing's glitterati, together with Jacqueline Susann, who liberated women's fiction--and terrorized a publishing residence, and Tennessee Williams, who nourished his genius on four-course vodka lunches. A veritable Who's Who of degree, monitor, and letters, Another Life is the deft interweaving of publishing at it so much fascinating--and storytelling at its most interesting.
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Here he started out from totally different prem ises. What concerned him was the problematic nature of the ahistorical conceptions of literary genres usually found in discussions of poetics. He arrived at the follow ing definition: Origin, although a thoroughly historical category, has nevertheless nothing in common with genesis. Origin does not at all mean the formation or becoming of what has arisen [Entsprungene], but rather what is arising [Entspringendes] out of becoming and passing away.
In the section entitled "The Fever,” Benjamin writes: “I , was often sick. " While here the child’s illness is called back to mind be cause it prefigures a character trait of the adult, in an other chapter, entitled “Winter Morning," the subject is a more external trait noticeable later in his life: “The fairy in whose presence we are granted a wish is there for each of us. ” This passage is followed by the de scription of a winter morning, including the boy’s painful effort to get up and the walk to school.
The poor—as far as wealthy children my age were concerned—existed only as beg gars. And it was a great advance in knowledge when, for the first time, I recognized poverty in the ignominy of poorly paid work. I’m thinking here of a little piece of writing, perhaps the first I composed entirely for myself. (“Beggars and Whores’ ] We have quoted abundantly and now need only com ment briefly. For the sections from Beilin Childhood themselves answer the question about the difference be tween Proust's and Benjamin’s search for time past.
Another Life: A Memoir of Other People by Michael Korda