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The Resource February house, Sherill Tippins

February house, Sherill Tippins

Label
February house
Title
February house
Statement of responsibility
Sherill Tippins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The story of an extraordinary experiment in communal living, one involving young but already iconic writers--and the country's best-known burlesque performer--in a house in Brooklyn during 1940 and 1941. It was a fevered yearlong party fueled by the appetites of youth and by the shared sense of urgency to take action as artists in the months before America entered the war. In spite of the sheer intensity, the house was for its residents a creative crucible. Carson McCullers's two masterpieces, The Member of the Wedding and The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, were born here. Gypsy Rose Lee, workmanlike by day, party girl by night, wrote her book The G-String Murders in her bedroom. W. H. Auden, who along with Benjamin Britten was being excoriated at home in England for absenting himself from the war, presided over the house like a peevish auntie, collecting rent money and dispensing romantic advice. And yet all the while he was composing some of the most important work of his career
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tippins, Sherill
Dewey number
810.9/974723/09044
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS255.N5
LC item number
T57 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McCullers, Carson
  • Auden, W. H.
  • Britten, Benjamin
  • Bowles, Jane
  • Lee, Gypsy Rose
  • Bowles, Paul
  • Authors, American
  • American literature
  • Literary landmarks
  • Communal living
  • Authors, American
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Label
February house, Sherill Tippins
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [291]-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The house on the hill : June-November 1940
  • The bawdy house : December 1940-February 1941
  • The house of genius : March-December 1941
Control code
1019213
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 317 pages
Isbn
9780618419111
Lccn
2004060919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1019213
  • (OCoLC)57405991
Label
February house, Sherill Tippins
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [291]-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The house on the hill : June-November 1940
  • The bawdy house : December 1940-February 1941
  • The house of genius : March-December 1941
Control code
1019213
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 317 pages
Isbn
9780618419111
Lccn
2004060919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1019213
  • (OCoLC)57405991

Library Locations

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