USA 2009, 781 pp., brochure, € 18.29Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
Lavishly illustrated and annotated, this collection of letters to and from Coward provides a divine portrait of an age, from the Blitz to the Ritz and beyond. Noel Coward loved to correspond with friends, enemies, the famous and infamous, the talented and the powerful, including Virginia Woolf, Winston Churchill, Greta Garbo, Tallulah Bankhead, Cary Grant, Laurence Olivier, Katherine Hepburn, Marlene Dietrich, Lawrence of Arabia, Somerset Maugham, and many more. Granted unlimited access to the Coward archive, the editor presents many never-before-published letters and has unearthed new, startling evidence of Coward's wartime work as a spy. Along with 191 rare photographs, these letter glitter with the multi-gifted playwright's claws-out bitchiness, tremendous charm, and creative genius.