How I Became Hettie Jones

Author : Hettie Jones

Available : Rented
Age Group :Adults
Jones´ atmospheric prose brings the Beat era to life with more gusto than any previous memoir, thanks to homely details like eating potato pancakes at the Second Avenue Deli and wearing Ukrainian scarves and black tights. She looks back on her marriage to LeRoi Jones with tenderness, even as she delineates the cultural forces that eventually ripped them apart. Famous friends like Allen Ginsberg make appearances, but Jones´ focus is on family (her two daughters are lovingly described) and individual growth. Evocative and touching. Amazon.com

Jones´ atmospheric prose brings the Beat era to life with more gusto than any previous memoir, thanks to homely details like eating potato pancakes at the Second Avenue Deli and wearing Ukrainian scarves and black tights. She looks back on her marriage to LeRoi Jones with tenderness, even as she delineates the cultural forces that eventually ripped them apart. Famous friends like Allen Ginsberg make appearances, but Jones´ focus is on family (her two daughters are lovingly described) and individual growth. Evocative and touching. Amazon.com

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