Frank harris my life and loves book
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My life and loves
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A wonderful autobiography of a man who preceded his time by appreciating in the that personal desires and impulses, including sexual, had crucial influence on his professional and personal development. For being frank - he changed his first name from James when eighteen to reflect his priority, his autobiography was banned in Britain and America until His extraordinary life summary, having risen from a poor Irish boy to literary king maker in the height of Victorian London through the building of Brooklyn bridge, the Chicago fire, smuggling cattle in Texas and law studies in Kansas, made him friends of such literary stars and Oscar Wilde and D. Lawrence among others. With sharp perception and immense memory we receive a broad image of the forty years from the s to the , mostly in London, but also in France and Germany. Errata slips inserted v.
My Life and Loves is the autobiography of the Ireland-born, naturalized-American writer and editor Frank Harris — As published privately by Harris between and , and by Jack Kahane 's Obelisk Press in , the work consisted of four volumes, illustrated with many drawings and photographs of nude women.
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Jump to navigation. The notorious first volume of Harris' autobiography was published in a private edition in Paris, in In keeping with Harris' oft-stated intention to be candid about sexual matters, this edition came complete with a number of photographs of naked women. Perhaps by this device Harris hoped to attract more of the one-handed type of reader than he might otherwise, but it only served to bring the book to the attention of the French and German Customs, who might otherwise have failed to notice its lubricious content. Given the mores of the time it was surely inevitable that 'My Life and Loves' would become a byword for the graphical description of sexual encounters, even without all the publicity generated by Harris' struggles with the law of several countries. It was too forthright, too unambiguous, not to be noticed. This is not 'the love that dare not speak