Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters
Fragments is an event—an unforgettable book that will redefine one of the greatest icons of the twentieth century and that, nearly fifty years after her death, will definitively reveal Marilyn Monroe’s humanity.Marilyn’s image is so universal that we can’t help but believe we know all there is to... show more
Fragments is an event—an unforgettable book that will redefine one of the greatest icons of the twentieth century and that, nearly fifty years after her death, will definitively reveal Marilyn Monroe’s humanity.Marilyn’s image is so universal that we can’t help but believe we know all there is to know of her. Every word and gesture made headlines and garnered controversy. Her serious gifts as an actor were sometimes eclipsed by her notoriety—and by the way the camera fell helplessly in love with her.Beyond the headlines—and the too-familiar stories of heartbreak and desolation—was a woman far more curious, searching, witty, and hopeful than the one the world got to know. Now, for the first time, readers can meet the private Marilyn and understand her in a way we never have before. Fragments is an unprecedented collection of written artifacts—notes to herself, letters, even poems—in Marilyn’s own handwriting, never before published, along with rarely seen intimate photos.Jotted in notebooks, typed on paper, or written on hotel letterhead, these texts reveal a woman who loved deeply and strove to perfect her craft. They show a Marilyn Monroe unsparing in her analysis of her own life, but also playful, funny, and impossibly charming. The easy grace and deceptive lightness that made her performances indelible emerge on the page, as does the simmering tragedy that made her last appearances so affecting.
Publish date: October 12th 2010
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
, Biography Memoir
This book was so very brilliantly done! It was a very intimate look into her life and feelings. Some of her poetry is beautiful. I HIGHLY recommended that you get it in hardcover, though. I had a very difficult time seeing much of it because no matter how I tried my device just wouldn't render some ...
In her funeral, Lee Strasberg said:“We, gathered here today, knew only Marilyn—a warm human being, impulsive and shy, sensitive and in fear of rejection, yet ever avid for life and reaching out for fulfillment”I think these are the best words to describe who Marilyn really was. I couldn't suppress m...
There's a special place in my heart that's reserved for Marilyn Monroe. Ever since I watched that fantastic movie called 'Some like it hot', I've found myself more and more intrigued by the legend that is Monroe. This book, more than any biography or movie, makes the woman behind the icon come alive...