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Frances and Bernard By Carlene Bauer

Frances and Bernard
by Carlene Bauer

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Inspired by the real-life friendship between two giants of American letters, Flannery O'Connor and Robert Lowell, this book offers a sparkling tribute to the wonder of kindred spirits and bittersweet romance.
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Frances and Bernard Summary


Frances and Bernard by Carlene Bauer

He is Bernard Eliot: a poet; passionate, gregarious, a force of nature. She is Frances Reardon: a novelist; wry, uncompromising and quick to skewer. In the summer of 1957, "Frances and Bernard" meet at writer's colony. Afterwards, he sends her a letter, and with it begins an almost holy friendship told through an absorbing correspondence that chronicles - and changes - the course of their lives. Frances is hesitant where Bernard is insistent, cynical where he is quixotic, but in each other they find the audience they've been searching for. From their witty, early missives to dispatches from the long, dark nights of the soul, "Frances and Bernard" tussle over faith and family, literature and creativity, madness and devotion - and before long, they are writing the account of their very own love story. Inspired by the real-life friendship between two giants of American letters, Flannery O'Connor and Robert Lowell, yet with a warm charm and fierce intelligence entirely its own, "Frances & Bernard" is a sparkling tribute to the wonder of kindred spirits and bittersweet romance.

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Frances and Bernard Reviews


"Evocative.witty.sparky" Stylist "Bauer captures the style and language of the period with gleeful dexterity. Exquisite" Washington Post "The characters' charm and intelligence make them irresistible company" Daily Mail "A story of conversion, shattered love and the loss of faith, recalling 20th-century masters like Graham Greene and Walker Percy. Bauer is a distinctive stylist who can write about Simone Weil or Kierkegaard with wit and charm." New York Times Book Review "Warm, intelligent and addictive" -- Katie Allen The Simple Things

About Carlene Bauer


Carlene Bauer is the author of the memoir Not That Kind of Girl. She has written for n +1, Slate, Salon, and the New York Times, and lives in Brooklyn.

Additional information

GOR004724790
Frances and Bernard by Carlene Bauer
Carlene Bauer
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
2013-04-04
224
0701187808
9780701187804
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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