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eBook Too Strong for Fantasy ePub

by Marcia Davenport

  • ISBN: 0380451956
  • Category: Science Fiction
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction
  • Author: Marcia Davenport
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Discus Books (1993)
  • Pages: 483
  • ePub book: 1106 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1983 kb
  • Other: lit docx mobi azw
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 487

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. I just currently 'discovered' Marcia Davenport and her writting and this book was very good reading with a historical facts as well. One person found this helpful.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Her memoir Too Strong for Fantasy (1967) describes the people, the music, the places and the political forces which shaped her life. Of particular interest is her telling of the events leading up to the death of the Czech diplomat and foreign minister Jan Masaryk in the Czernin Palace in Prague in 1948 and of her close relationship with Masaryk over many years.

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Too strong for fantasy. by. Davenport, Marcia, 1903-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by sf-loadersive. org on October 16, 2009.

Too Strong for Fantasy is among the most interesting twentieth-century literary musical memoirs. I have always admired the works of Marcia Davenport. I purchased these two books for a friend who has just become involved with opera. com User, March 10, 2003. I have read this book several times over the last two decades. And still find it engrossing, both for the glimpses it provides of life in an earlier age and among talented people, and for the model of self-examination it provides. Marcia Davenport comes close to living up to the maxim we all imbibed in school, "An unexamined life is not worth living.

Marcia Davenport was born Marcia Glick in New York City on June 9, 1903, the .

Marcia Davenport was born Marcia Glick in New York City on June 9, 1903, the daughter of Bernard Glick and the opera singer Alma Gluck, and she became the stepdaughter of violinist Efrem Zimbalist when Alma Gluck remarried. Plaque in Prague-Hradčany.

I always meant to be a writer from my earliest recall", writes Marcia Davenport in her memoir, "Too Strong For Fantasy", "and like all such people I lived from infancy in the world of stories and books, most of them fantasy. When I began to outgrow fantasy, history seized me by the throat and has held on ever since. History is inseparable from place and politics and political men"

Marcia Davenport was an American author and music critic .

Marcia Davenport was an American author and music critic. Davenport had close ties through her mother and stepfather to the classical music world and particularly to the opera world of Europe and America in the first half of the 20th century. She was first celebrated as a writer for her first book,

Le fleuve qui tout emporta'. Asked in Celebrity Births Deaths and Ages. When was Marcia Davenport born? Marcia Davenport was born on June 9, 1903.

Davenport's last book was her autobiography, "Too Strong for Fantasy" (1967). Marcia Gluck Davenport was a native New Yorker. Her mother, Alma Gluck, rose from humble origins to fame as a soprano.

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Unsoo Unsoo
In this full and honest autobiography, Marcia Davenport reveals more about her own life, especially the downsides of growing up in the midst of world-renowned performers, than she might have been aware. Readers more interested in her involvement in pre- and post-war Czechoslovakia and her relationship to the late Jan Masaryk might skip to the end chapters, where she describes the last days of the country's first republic, but they should not. The initial chapters offer clues into Davenport's character and inevitably, what it was that drew her to this central European nation and to the death trap that resulted. One comes away with the impression that Davenport was not full aware of how dire the Soviet threat was, and how tenuous a situation Masaryk in. All in all, we are beholden to Davenport for penning this difficult story in the final years of her life.
Goldendragon Goldendragon
I read the book several years ago and wanted it. Now I got.
Great
Kazimi Kazimi
I read this years ago and bought it now for a friend who is enjoying it as much as I did. Fascinating and beautifully written.
MEGA FREEDY MEGA FREEDY
I just currently 'discovered' Marcia Davenport and her writting and this book was very good reading with a historical facts as well.
Sudert Sudert
This is my favorite book. I have read it several times and suggested it for amy book club. It is an delightful story of an amazing life. I have been to Prague because of this book and was amazed to find a plaque to Davenport in a square there. Recommended for anyone!!!
Shan Shan
Great book- a part of not well known history.
YSOP YSOP
I'll be using Marcia's book in the literature class I teach.
all time favorite!!