Recalling Deirdre Bair. Sydney Ladensohn Stern for A biographer that is great and buddy

Recalling Deirdre Bair. Sydney Ladensohn Stern for A biographer that is great and buddy

Publications brought us together, which appears appropriate. Focusing on a biography of Gloria Steinem, we came across Mary Perot Nichols, that has additionally labored on guide about Steinem. Mary had been a feisty previous Village Voice columnist and town editor, an old mind of WNYC r / c, a longtime ally of Edward Koch, and Deirdre’s friend that is best.

When this occurs, Deirdre ended up being completing her biography of Anais Nin, but if she would consider a blurb since I was using her Simone de Beauvoir biography, I hesitantly asked. When she offered a pleasant one, my publisher called many times, very carefully checking anything from which 12 months Deirdre’s Samuel Beckett biography had gotten the nationwide Book Award to your proper spelling of both Beckett and De Beauvoir. Then my address appeared—with Deirdre’s title misspelled. I became mortified.

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