Writers Between the Covers: The Scandalous Romantic Lives of Legendary Literary Casanovas, Coquettes, and Cads

November 6, 2017 - Comment

What happened off the page was often a lot spicier than what was written on it…  Why did Norman Mailer stab his second wife at a party?  Who was Edith Wharton’s secret transatlantic lover? What motivated Anaïs Nin to become a bigamist?   Writers Between the Covers rips the sheets off these and other real-life

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What happened off the page was often a lot spicier than what was written on it…
 
Why did Norman Mailer stab his second wife at a party?  Who was Edith Wharton’s secret transatlantic lover? What motivated Anaïs Nin to become a bigamist?
 
Writers Between the Covers rips the sheets off these and other real-life love stories of the literati—some with fairy tale endings and others that resulted in break-ups, breakdowns, and brawls. Among the writers laid bare are Agatha Christie, who sparked the largest-ever manhunt in England as her marriage fell apart; Arthur Miller, whose jaw-dropping pairing with Marilyn Monroe proved that opposites attract, at least initially; and T.S. Eliot, who slept in a deckchair on his disastrous honeymoon.
 
From the best break-up letters to the stormiest love triangles to the boldest cougars and cradle-robbers, this fun and accessible volume—packed with lists, quizzes and in-depth exposés—reveals literary history’s most titillating loves, lusts, and longings.

Comments

zelmer wilson says:

The extraordinary love lives of writers are just as interesting as their writing! I have always been fascinated by the private lives of writers, because more often than not, they are more interesting than what they wrote about. 

Anglophile says:

BETTER THAN EXPECTED. I’m glad that I didn’t listen to the negative reviews and ordered this book, for it makes for great reading. If most of these people were living today, they would probably be treated for sex addiction. I mean, 200 hundred women?? But then, I think Warren Beatty topped that record. Good book.

Kimberly Bouchard says:

Who Knew Writers Were So Naughty? My English Professors only touched upon the scandalous lives of these literary lions. This book tells all the dirty little secrets! I began to wonder if it were even possible to be a great writer and have a healthy relationship.

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