All the Available Light: A Marilyn Monroe Reader

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 11, 2011 - Social Science - 240 pages
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No star in any genre has affected the world as deeply or has lasted as long without fading as Marilyn Monroe. This thought-provoking and wide-ranging collection of essays examines the undiminished incandescence of Marilyn Monroe -- the impact she has had on our culture, the evolution of her legend since her death, and what she tells us now about our lives and times -- and includes previously unpublished work from some of America's best writers, such as: Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Elliot Dark, Albert Mobilo, Marge Piercy, Lore Segal, Lisa Shea, and many more.

From her troubled family beginnings to the infamous $13 million auction held at Christie's in New York City, All the Available Light paints an unforgettable portrait of Marilyn as you've never seen her before.

This extremely rare cover photo was taken c. 1954, on the set of The Seven Year Itch.
 

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Contents

Monroe as Icon
7
Centerfold Joyce Carol Oates
35
Marilyn and Sex
45
The Woman Who Will Not Die Gloria Steinem
63
Looking Good Marge Piercy
103
Marilyn in Hollywood
109
Marilyn in Culture
165
Marilyn
195
Chronology
215
Notes
221
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Yona Zeldis McDonough is the author of  the novels THE FOUR TEMPERAMENTS and IN DAHLIA’S WAKE. She is also the editor of the essay collections THE BARBIE CHRONICLES: A LIVING DOLL TURNS FORTY and ALL THE AVAILABLE LIGHT: A MARILYN MONROE READER. Her short fiction, articles, and essays have been published in anthologies as well as in numerous national magazines, and newspapers. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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