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How I Came Into My Inheritance: And Other True Stories (First Edition, inscribed to Mel Gussow)

Gallagher, Dorothy

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ISBN 10: 0375503463 / ISBN 13: 9780375503467
Editorial: Random House, New York, 2001
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First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author to Mel Gussow on the half-title page: "To Mel / Thank you / Dorothy Gallagher." Gussow was a theatre critic and cultural writer for The New York Times from 1969 until his death in 2005. He authored 8 books, served as editor for many others, and his reviews and interviews (with the likes of Arthur Miller, Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter, and Tom Stoppard) became staples of students and fans of theatre for decades. His first published review was Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" in 1962, leading to a lifelong relationship with the playwright that resulted in a biography of Albee by Gussow, published in 1999. Gussow published a review of Gallagher's book for The New York Times in 2001. About Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket. An attractive copy, and a nice association. N° de ref. de la librería 117977

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Título: How I Came Into My Inheritance: And Other ...

Editorial: Random House, New York

Año de publicación: 2001

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: First Edition.

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Dorothy Gallagher began her literary career fabricating sensational stories about celebrities for a pulp magazine whose other writers included Mario Puzo and Bruce Jay Friedman. Nothing she made up, though, could rival in color and drama the true story of her own family; Russian-immigrant Jews who lived in Washington Heights, swore allegiance to Marx and Stalin, and tried to ignore the realities of the new world in which their daughter had to make her way. Her mother tells Dorothy that the black girls who beat her up after school are the real victims. Her cousin Meyer returns to the Ukraine during the thirties and finds, to his astonishment, that the whole village is near death from starvation; still he retains his belief in Stalin's leadership. Dorothy moves into a loft on the Bowery, and her father scrounges wood for her stove from nearby vacant lots. She signs a contract for a book with a famous editor and is plunged into despair when he rejects her manuscript. Her Aunt Clara is murdered in her Bronx apartment, and Dorothy is questioned by the police. These stories stand on their own vivid, ironic, darkly funny, and completely original in style. Taken together, they create a unique, brilliantly realized world.

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“Readers who relish the truth...will be intoxicated...and will accept her inheritance as their own.”–The New York Times Book Review

“A witty account, colored by an edgy darkness, of her family’s attempts to make sense of this country.”–The Washington Post

“Hilarious and alarming.”–Los Angles Times Book Review

“These family remembrances serve as a reminder to parents and children alike that what lies ahead in life often sneaks up from behind.” –The New Yorker

“A piercingly funny book . . . unsentimental, breezy, blunt.”–Time

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