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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
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Flynt, Wayne
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Lee, Harper
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lee, Harper
  • Flynt, Wayne
  • Lee, Harper
  • Flynt, Wayne
  • Women authors
  • Women authors, American
  • Historians
Target audience
adult
Label
Mockingbird songs : my friendship with Harper Lee, Wayne Flynt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
p225941242
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 215 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062660084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour portraits
Label
Mockingbird songs : my friendship with Harper Lee, Wayne Flynt
Publication
Copyright
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
p225941242
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 215 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062660084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour portraits

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