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The Resource Errol Flynn : an epic life, Kevin McAleer

Errol Flynn : an epic life, Kevin McAleer

Label
Errol Flynn : an epic life
Title
Errol Flynn
Title remainder
an epic life
Statement of responsibility
Kevin McAleer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McAleer, Kevin
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2287.F55
LC item number
M33 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Flynn, Errol
  • Flynn, Errol
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
Label
Errol Flynn : an epic life, Kevin McAleer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"The basic drama with Errol Flynn was that he had everything -- looks, charm, talent, intelligence, and a huge following of devoted fans and willing women. He was the classic image of a swashbuckling hero and romantic lover. That which other men merely fantasized about, Flynn did with style and dash, living in a way which surpassed any film he ever made. But somewhere on the road to movie immortality he embarked on a destructive lifestyle that wrecked his career and ultimately killed him. Why did it happen? What were the forces at work in this complex individual whose own father regarded him as an enigma? Kevin McAleer is not the first author to wend his way through the maze of myth and falsehood that comprises Flynn's legend, but no one has yet attempted an epic narrative of his life in verse. Flynn's ghostwriter for his memoir My Wicked, Wicked Ways called him one of the most poetic men I have ever met, and McAleer holds the view that biographies and other accounts of Flynn have failed to capture his verve and essential spirit, which had greater affinity to an age of high-flown lyricism than to our own prosaic times. Flynn himself was fond of claiming that he'd been born into the wrong century, so McAleer is taking him at his word and recounting his saga in the same way as did English balladeers the tale of Robin Hood -- Flynn's most memorable screen incarnation. In detailing Flynn's life, McAleer also draws inspiration from Lord Byron's playful and jocose Don Juan, whose stanza form he employs. Flynn was not only the embodiment of Byronic romanticism but one of the twentieth century's great libertines, having also assumed the title role in the 1948 Hollywood film Adventures of Don Juan, so it is only fitting that the roguish ottava rima stanza be used in recounting his life. This is poetry for people who think they don't like poetry and for all those who enjoy dishy movie-star bios and a gusto-filled romp" -- Amazon.com
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1045636443
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
390 pages
Isbn
9783962580056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1045636443
Label
Errol Flynn : an epic life, Kevin McAleer
Publication
Note
"The basic drama with Errol Flynn was that he had everything -- looks, charm, talent, intelligence, and a huge following of devoted fans and willing women. He was the classic image of a swashbuckling hero and romantic lover. That which other men merely fantasized about, Flynn did with style and dash, living in a way which surpassed any film he ever made. But somewhere on the road to movie immortality he embarked on a destructive lifestyle that wrecked his career and ultimately killed him. Why did it happen? What were the forces at work in this complex individual whose own father regarded him as an enigma? Kevin McAleer is not the first author to wend his way through the maze of myth and falsehood that comprises Flynn's legend, but no one has yet attempted an epic narrative of his life in verse. Flynn's ghostwriter for his memoir My Wicked, Wicked Ways called him one of the most poetic men I have ever met, and McAleer holds the view that biographies and other accounts of Flynn have failed to capture his verve and essential spirit, which had greater affinity to an age of high-flown lyricism than to our own prosaic times. Flynn himself was fond of claiming that he'd been born into the wrong century, so McAleer is taking him at his word and recounting his saga in the same way as did English balladeers the tale of Robin Hood -- Flynn's most memorable screen incarnation. In detailing Flynn's life, McAleer also draws inspiration from Lord Byron's playful and jocose Don Juan, whose stanza form he employs. Flynn was not only the embodiment of Byronic romanticism but one of the twentieth century's great libertines, having also assumed the title role in the 1948 Hollywood film Adventures of Don Juan, so it is only fitting that the roguish ottava rima stanza be used in recounting his life. This is poetry for people who think they don't like poetry and for all those who enjoy dishy movie-star bios and a gusto-filled romp" -- Amazon.com
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1045636443
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
390 pages
Isbn
9783962580056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1045636443

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