The Resource February House, Sherill Tippins, (electronic resource)

February House, Sherill Tippins, (electronic resource)

Label
February House
Title
February House
Statement of responsibility
Sherill Tippins
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
February House is the true story of an extraordinary experiment in communal living, one involving young but already iconic writers-and America's best-known burlesque performer-in a house at 7 Middagh Street in Brooklyn. It was a fevered yearlong party, fueled by the appetites of youth and a shared sense of urgency to take action as artists in the months before the country entered World War II. In spite of the sheer intensity of life at 7 Middagh, 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, bibulously, in Brooklyn. Gypsy Rose Lee, workmanlike by day, party girl by night, wrote her book The G-String Murders in her Middagh Street bedroom. W. H. Auden-who, along with Benjamin Britten, was being excoriated back 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. Enlivened by primary sources and an unforgettable story, this tale of daily life at the most fertile and improbable live-in salon of the twentieth century comes from the acclaimed author of Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York's Legendary Chelsea Hotel
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Tippins, Sherill
Dewey number
  • 810.9/974723/09044
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McCullers, Carson
  • Auden, W. H.
  • Britten, Benjamin
  • Bowles, Jane
  • Lee, Gypsy Rose
  • Bowles, Paul
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, English
  • American literature
  • English literature
  • Literary landmarks
  • Communal living
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, English
  • Electronic books
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
February House, Sherill Tippins, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780544987364
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12178023
Publisher number
MWT12178023
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
February House, Sherill Tippins, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780544987364
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12178023
Publisher number
MWT12178023
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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