Regular readers of this blog are already tired of me going on about the benefits of “Such Friends”: The Literary 1920s, Volumes I through III, covering 1920 to 1922 [conveniently available at Riverstone Books in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, PA, and from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk in both print and e-book formats].
“Such Friends” volumes I through III
So I thought I’d turn this #shamelessselfpromotion posting over to the fans:
Such Friends: The Literary 1920s presents colourful, diary-like snippets, skillfully woven together, from the daily lives of writers, poets and artists of the Irish Literary Renaissance, the Bloomsbury Group, the Americans in Paris, and the Algonquin Round Table in New York.”
—Dr. Ann Kennedy Smith, “My Books of the Year,”
Cambridge Ladies’ Dining Society, 1890-1914;
It’s a lot of fun skipping around to different dates and events to see what was going on at particular times during the year.”
—Jim, Irish theatre fan
Interior of Volume III
What a treasure-trove this work is. You make it seem alive. The gossip is fresh! These little stories humanize the great geniuses. Thanks for doing this work.”
—Janie B., Pittsburgh-New York fan
The people are fascinating, of course, and I love the way you’ve woven what else is happening around them into their stories. Love what you do! You find such fascinating goodies to share with the rest of us.”
—Anne, fellow Pittsburgh writer fan
I look forward to the gossip and insights you have curated about what was going on a century ago.”
—Hedda, Bloomsbury fan
Love your stuff. I inhale it like…wildflower smells!”
—Marie, Semester at Sea fan
You have such a nice way of making history feel closer to us—letting us know and care about these people.”
—Dr. Barry, Ohio academic fan
Such fun! This is eavesdropping across the past century.”
—Don, James Joyce fan
Thank you, fans! And my previous offer still holds. If you live on any Pittsburgh Regional Transit bus line, I will hand deliver your signed copies to you. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fans reading “Such Friends,” Volume II
Early next year I will be talking about the centenary of the publication of T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Pittsburgh, and about The Literary 1920s in Paris and New York City at the Osher program at Carnegie-Mellon University.
Manager as Muse, about Scribner’s editor Maxwell Perkins’ relationships with F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and Thomas Wolfe, is also available on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk in both print and e-book versions.
If you want to walk with me through Bloomsbury, you can download my audio walking tour, “Such Friends”: Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group.