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Company, They Kept Writers on Unforgettable Friendships

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ISBN-10: 1590174879

ISBN-13: 9781590174876

Edition: 2011

Authors: Robert B. Silvers

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Many of the contributors to The New York Review of Books have written about deep and abiding relationships-both personal and intellectual-with fellow poets, writers, and artists. The Company They Kept is a collection of twenty-eight accounts of these friendships that were always stimulating, often inspiring, and sometimes vexing. There are historic moments-Isaiah Berlin#x19;s conversations with Boris Pasternak and Anna Akhmatova, Hector Bianciotti#x19;s account of the death of Borges-as well as lighthearted ones-Bruce Chatwin#x19;s hilarious drunken evening with George Ortiz and Arthur Gold and Robert Fizdale#x19;s subway ride with George Balanchine. Many of the portraits include vivid…    
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
Publication date: 11/15/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 232
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Robert B. Silvers is co-founder and editor of "The" "New York Review of Books," He is the editor of "Hidden Histories of Science" and "Five Performing Arts," and co-editor of "Striking Terror: America's New War," "The Legacy of Isaiah Berlin," and "India: A Mosaic,"

Preface
Anna Akhmatova on Osip Mandelstam
Virgil Thomson on Gertrude Stein
Jonathan Miller on Lenny Bruce
Robert Lowell on John Berryman
Stephen Spender on W. H. Auden
Mary McCarthy on Hannah Arendt
John Thompson on Robert Lowell
James Merrill on Elizabeth Bishop
Isaiah Berlin on Boris Pasternak and Anna Akhmatova
Joseph Brodsky on Nadezhda Mandelstam
Arthur Gold and Robert Fizdale on George Balanchine
John Richardson on Douglas Cooper
Hector Bianciotti on Jorge Luis Borges
Gore Vidal on Dawn Powell
Bruce Chatwin on George Ortiz
Philip Roth on Ivan Klfma
Elena Bonner on Andrei Sakharov
Elizabeth Hardwick on Murray Kempton
Aileen Kelly on Isaiah Berlin
Murray Kempton on Frank Sinatra
Adam Michnik on Zbigniew Herbert
John Updike on Saul Steinberg
Jonathan Mirsky on Noel Annan
Alison Lurie on Edward Gorey
Ian Buruma on John Schlesinger
Darryi Pinckney on Elizabeth Hardwick
Colin Thubron on Patrick Leigh Fermor
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