This is a fascinating book, a real page-turner. These subtle, warm, multi-faceted studies of writers and friends remind us that Elaine Feinstein is our great poet-storyteller, as emotionally intelligent as she is observant. - Fiona Sampson Poems of great power and beauty from one of our finest poets...truly, a wonderful collection. - Brian Patten She has a sinewy, tenacious way of exploring her subject which seems to me unique. Her simple, clean language follows the track of the nerves. - Ted HughesVom Verlag:
In Portraits, Elaine Feinstein writes both of people she has known, and those she has loved only through their work. She evokes both Jean Rhys and Sylvia Plath with particular poignancy, and the Russian poet Bella Akhmadulna - met in Moscow and Paris - with tender admiration. She wonders at Billie Holiday's need to silence memory, and the disparity between Raymond Chandler's own life and the world Feinstein found so seductive in her adolescence. Joseph Roths's melancholy wit and his ability to enjoy life on the run delight her. Disraeli's sheer nerve wins her affection, even as she ponders the very different experience of Jewish poets such as Isaac Rosenberg, Siegfried Sassoon and Emanuel Litvinoff.
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