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The Surface of Earth (Signed Hardcover, actress Ruth Ford's copy)

Ford, Ruth] Price, Reynolds

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ISBN 10: 0689106629 / ISBN 13: 9780689106620
Editorial: Atheneum, New York, 1975
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Second printing. INSCRIBED by the author in the year of publication on the title page: "For Ruth / With thanks for kindness and with strong good hopes / From / Reynolds Price / 6 Feb. 75."Ruth Ford was an American stage and film actress, sister to the bohemian surrealist Charles Henri Ford. She began her career as a model for the likes of Harper's and Mademoiselle, and early on was a member of Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre. With Welles' help she went on to land work in Hollywood. Her best known films include "The Keys of the Kingdom" (1944), Anthony Mann's "Strange Impersonation" (1946), and Frank Perry's "Play It As It Lays" (1972).Her persona was as important-if not more important-than her career in film and on the stage. For more than 40 years, her apartment in the Dakota, the gabled, fortress-like building on 72nd Street, welcomed the likes of William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, Edward Albee, Terrence McNally, Stephen Sondheim, and Truman Capote. A chance encounter between Arthur Laurents in her Manhattan living room led to the pair's collaboration on "West Side Story."Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Light shelfwear, and a tiny stray mark to the rear board. Light shelfwear and a few tiny closed tears at the jacket extremities. Jacket design by the author.From the estate of Ruth Ford. N° de ref. de la librería 128002

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Título: The Surface of Earth (Signed Hardcover, ...

Editorial: Atheneum, New York

Año de publicación: 1975

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

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Traces interrelated events in the lives of members of the Mayfield and Kendal families through four decades in twentieth-century American society

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Reynolds Price (1933-2011) was born in Macon, North Carolina. Educated at Duke University and, as a Rhodes Scholar, at Merton College, Oxford University, he taught at Duke beginning in 1958 and was the James B. Duke Professor of English at the time of his death. His first short stories, and many later ones, are published in his Collected Stories. A Long and Happy Life was published in 1962 and won the William Faulkner Award for a best first novel. Kate Vaiden was published in 1986 and won the National Book Critics Circle Award. The Good Priest's Son in 2005 was his fourteenth novel. Among his thirty-seven volumes are further collections of fiction, poetry, plays, essays, and translations. Price is a member of both the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and his work has been translated into seventeen languages.

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