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The Resource Mockingbird songs : my friendship with Harper Lee, Wayne Flynt

Mockingbird songs : my friendship with Harper Lee, Wayne Flynt

Label
Mockingbird songs : my friendship with Harper Lee
Title
Mockingbird songs
Title remainder
my friendship with Harper Lee
Statement of responsibility
Wayne Flynt
Title variation
My friendship with Harper Lee
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A memoir of Wayne Flynt's friendship with Harper Lee, centered on a collection of letters between Harper Lee, her sisters, ... Wayne Flynt, and his wife"--Provided by publisher
  • An indelible portrait of one of the most famous and beloved authors in the canon of American literaturea collection of letters between Harper Lee and one of her closest friends that reveals the famously private writer as never before, in her own words. The violent racism of the American South drove Wayne Flynt away from his home state of Alabama, but the publication of To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee's classic novel about courage, community, and equality, inspired him to return in the early 1960s and craft a career documenting and teaching Alabama history. His writing resonated with many Alabamians, in particular three sisters: Louise, Alice, and Nelle Harper Lee. Beginning with their first meeting in 1983, a mutual respect and affection for the state's history and literature matured into a deep friendship between two families who can trace their roots there back more than five generations. Flynt and Nelle Harper Lee began writing to one other while she was living in New Yorkheartfelt, insightful, and humorous letters in which they swapped stories, information, and opinions on topics both personal and professional: their families, books, Alabama history and social values, health concerns, and even their fears and accomplishments. Though their earliest missives began formally"Dear Dr. Flynt"as the years passed and their mutual admiration grew, their exchanges became more intimate and emotional, opening with "Dear Friend" and closing with "I love you, Nelle." Through their enduring correspondence, the Lees and the Flynts became completely immersed in each other's lives. Beautifully written, intelligent, and telling, this remarkable compendium of their lettersa correspondence that lasted for a quarter century, from 1992 until Harper Lee's death in February 2016offers an incisive and compelling look into the mind, heart, and work of one of the most beloved authors in modern literary history
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NcU/DLC
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1940-
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Flynt, Wayne
Dewey number
  • 813.54
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3562.E353
LC item number
Z63 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lee, Harper
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  • Lee, Harper
  • Flynt, Wayne
  • Lee, Harper
  • Flynt, Wayne
  • Women authors
  • Letters
Target audience
adult
Label
Mockingbird songs : my friendship with Harper Lee, Wayne Flynt
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
215 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780062660084
Lccn
2016044095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 1817048
  • 853991
Label
Mockingbird songs : my friendship with Harper Lee, Wayne Flynt
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
215 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780062660084
Lccn
2016044095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 1817048
  • 853991

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