Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters

Marilyn Monroe

Fragments is an event―an unforgettable publication that might redefine one of many maximum icons of the 20th century and that, approximately fifty years after her demise, will definitively display Marilyn Monroe's humanity.

Marilyn's photo is so common that we will not aid yet think we all know all there's to understand of her. each notice and gesture made headlines and garnered controversy. Her critical presents as an actor have been occasionally eclipsed by way of her notoriety―and incidentally the digital camera fell helplessly in love with her.

Beyond the headlines―and the too-familiar tales of heartbreak and desolation―was a girl way more curious, looking out, witty, and hopeful than the only the area bought to grasp. Now, for the 1st time, readers can meet the personal Marilyn and comprehend her in a manner we by no means have sooner than. Fragments is an exceptional selection of written artifacts―notes to herself, letters, even poems―in Marilyn's personal handwriting, by no means ahead of released, besides not often obvious intimate photos.

Jotted in notebooks, typed on paper, or written on lodge letterhead, those texts show a lady who enjoyed deeply and strove to excellent her craft. They exhibit a Marilyn Monroe unsparing in her research of her personal existence, but additionally playful, humorous, and impossibly captivating. the simple grace and misleading lightness that made her performances indelible emerge at the web page, as does the simmering tragedy that made her final appearances so affecting.

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