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The Man Who Would Marry Susan Sontag
And Other Intimate Literary Portraits of the Bohemian Era
Edward Field
Publication date: October 2005  
LC: 2005005440 PS
264 pp.  6 x 9
13 b/w photos, 1 drawing
ISBN 0-299-21320-X Cloth $29.95

"Edward Field's memoir vividly recounts the story of New York bohemian life since the fifties, a world that is now gone. With its tell-all bluntness and
gossipy intimacy, it brings to life—as no other work that I know—the spirit of gay bohemia."—David Bergman

"Such fine writing, such style, and also, an eye and ear for what we want to see and hear. Edward Field fills in a big gap and offers some deeper ideas about what created some of the great writers and artists of our time. After reading a chapter, I feel like I've just had a martini with Edward Field."—Brian Bouldrey, author of The Boom Economy

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Author's Bio:

Edward Field's poetry collections include Lamont Award­winner Stand Up, Friend, With Me; Counting Myself Lucky: Selected Poems, 1963–1992, which won a Lambda Literary Award; and A Frieze for a Temple of Love. Field is the editor of the Alfred Chester Newsletter, and with his partner, Neil Derrick, is coauthor of the novel The Villagers. Field received a Bill Whitehead Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005. He lives in New York City.

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Cover image:

cover of the Field shows a collage of several sepia colored old photos. One of Susan Sontag at a cafe table in Paris, and one of a young Edward Field

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Author Photo

photo of author, Field, standing, wearing blue shirt and black pants.

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