Learning to fly : a writer's memoir

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New York : W.W. Norton, [2007].
First edition.
0393057321, 9780393057324
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v, 224 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
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813.54 SE
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New York : W.W. Norton, [2007].
First edition.
0393057321, 9780393057324


Includes bibliographical references.
Two years before her death in 2005, Mary Lee Settle sat down "to trace the way that led me into the writer I have been for fifty years." The result is this memoir, which picks up her life story where Addie (1998) left it, with a girl turning twenty, in love with the language of Shakespeare and determined to be an actress. That summer of 1938 her mother sends Mary Lee off to a theater apprenticeship, inadvertently setting her on a road few women of that era would have dared to travel. The road will lead to serious, "uncompromised" writing and over twenty books. The adventures along the way--from the glamour of New York during the World's Fair, through the terrors of London during the Blitz, to the trials and triumphs of the postwar literary world--will delight, inform, and alarm the reader of this thoroughly modern Canterbury Tale.--From publisher description.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Settle, M. L., & Freeman, A. H. (2007). Learning to fly: a writer's memoir (First edition.). W.W. Norton.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Settle, Mary Lee and Anne Hobson Freeman. 2007. Learning to Fly: A Writer's Memoir. W.W. Norton.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Settle, Mary Lee and Anne Hobson Freeman. Learning to Fly: A Writer's Memoir W.W. Norton, 2007.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Settle, Mary Lee,, and Anne Hobson Freeman. Learning to Fly: A Writer's Memoir First edition., W.W. Norton, 2007.

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