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The Resource Mockingbird songs : my friendship with Harper Lee, Wayne Flynt

Mockingbird songs : my friendship with Harper Lee, Wayne Flynt

Label
Mockingbird songs : my friendship with Harper Lee
Title
Mockingbird songs
Title remainder
my friendship with Harper Lee
Statement of responsibility
Wayne Flynt
Title variation
My friendship with Harper Lee
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A memoir of Wayne Flynt's friendship with Harper Lee, centered on a collection of letters between Harper Lee, her sisters ... Wayne Flynt, and his wife"--
  • "The violent racism of the American South drove Wayne Flynt away from his home state of Alabama, but the publication of To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee's classic novel about courage, community, and equality, inspired him to return in the early 1960s and craft a career documenting and teaching Alabama history. His writing resonated with many Alabamians, in particular three sisters: Louise, Alice, and Nelle Harper Lee. The two families first met in 1983, and a mutual respect and affection for the state's history and literature matured into a deep friendship among them. Wayne Flynt and Nelle Harper Lee began writing to one other while she was living in New York--heartfelt, insightful, and humorous letters in which they swapped stories, information, and opinions on topics, including their families, books, social values, health concerns, and even their fears and accomplishments. Though their earliest missives began formally--'Dear Dr. Flynt'--as the years passed, their exchanges became more intimate and emotional, opening with 'Dear Friend' and closing with 'I love you, Nelle.' This is a remarkable compendium of a correspondence that lasted for a quarter century, until Harper Lee's death in February 2016--and it offers an incisive and compelling look into the mind, heart, and work of one of the most admired authors in modern literary history."--Back cover
Summary
A portrait of one of America's most beloved authors is presented through reminiscences and letters exchanged with one of her closest friends, describing how their respective experiences with the violent racism of the mid-20th-century American South shaped their families, careers and values. 100,000 first printing
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10561790
Cataloging source
NcU/DLC
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3562.E353
LC item number
Z63 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Harper Lee : a friendship
Label
Mockingbird songs : my friendship with Harper Lee, Wayne Flynt
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the beginning -- Celebrity, kinship, and calamity -- Imperfect fathers, imperfect towns -- Contemporary biography, literary disputes -- Legacy and change -- An author shapes her own identity -- The stroke and a forced return home -- Marble lady/authentic woman -- Adulation and isolation -- To everything a season -- Postscript -- Appendix: Eulogy for Nelle Harper Lee
Control code
20898276
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 215 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062660091
Lccn
2016044095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn960969048
  • (OCoLC)960969048
Label
Mockingbird songs : my friendship with Harper Lee, Wayne Flynt
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the beginning -- Celebrity, kinship, and calamity -- Imperfect fathers, imperfect towns -- Contemporary biography, literary disputes -- Legacy and change -- An author shapes her own identity -- The stroke and a forced return home -- Marble lady/authentic woman -- Adulation and isolation -- To everything a season -- Postscript -- Appendix: Eulogy for Nelle Harper Lee
Control code
20898276
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 215 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062660091
Lccn
2016044095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn960969048
  • (OCoLC)960969048

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