Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters

Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters

Marilyn Monroe


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

Marilyn's photograph is so common that we will not support yet think we all know all there's to grasp of her. each note and gesture made headlines and garnered controversy. Her severe presents as an actor have been occasionally eclipsed through her notoriety―and incidentally the digicam 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 single the realm bought to grasp. Now, for the 1st time, readers can meet the non-public Marilyn and comprehend her in a fashion we by no means have ahead of. Fragments is an unparalleled number of written artifacts―notes to herself, letters, even poems―in Marilyn's personal handwriting, by no means prior to released, in addition to hardly ever obvious intimate photos.

Jotted in notebooks, typed on paper, or written on lodge letterhead, those texts exhibit a girl who enjoyed deeply and strove to excellent her craft. They convey a Marilyn Monroe unsparing in her research of her personal existence, but additionally playful, humorous, and impossibly fascinating. the straightforward 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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