A chance meeting : American encounters
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Published
New York : New York Review Books, 2024.
ISBN
9781681378107, 1681378108
Physical Desc
xix, 393 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
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Published
New York : New York Review Books, 2024.
Format
Book
Street Date
2404
Language
English
ISBN
9781681378107, 1681378108

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
"Each chapter in this remarkable consideration of American culture evokes an actual meeting between two historical figures. In 1854, as a boy, Henry James has his daguerreotype made by Mathew Brady. We encounter Brady again as he photographs Walt Whitman and then Ulysses Grant. Meanwhile, Henry James begins a lasting friendship with William Dean Howells, and also meets Sarah Orne Jewett, who in turn is a mentor to Willa Cather... Cohen brilliantly reanimates these unforgettable pairings and those of Edward Steichen and Alfred Stieglitz; Carl Van Vechten and Gertrude Stein; Hart Crane and Charlie Chaplin; Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston; Elizabeth Bishop and Marianne Moore; Richard Avedon and James Baldwin; and John Cage and Marcel Duchamp; Norman Mailer and Robert Lowell. Ultimately, Cohen reveals and long chain of friendship, rebellion and influence stretching from the moment before the Civil War through a century that had a profound effect on our own time. A Chance Meeting is an intimate and original act of biography and cultural history that makes its own contribution to the tradition about which Cohen writes."--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Cohen, R. (2024). A chance meeting: American encounters . New York Review Books.

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

Cohen, Rachel, 1973-. 2024. A Chance Meeting: American Encounters. New York Review Books.

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

Cohen, Rachel, 1973-. A Chance Meeting: American Encounters New York Review Books, 2024.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Cohen, Rachel. A Chance Meeting: American Encounters New York Review Books, 2024.

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