Southern Daughter: The Life of Margaret Mitchell and the Making of Gone With the Wind

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  • Paperback
  • 560 pages
  • Southern Daughter: The Life of Margaret Mitchell and the Making of Gone With the Wind
  • Darden Asbury Pyron
  • English
  • 08 August 2019
  • 1588180972

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Southern Daughter: The Life of Margaret Mitchell and the Making of Gone With the WindThis definitive biography of the author of Gone With the Wind offers a perceptive psychological analysis of the novel and a concise study of the book s shifting critical fortunes in the contemporary South The life of Peggy Mitchell, from her birth in the highest reaches of aristocratic Atlanta in 1900 to her death in 1949 in a car accident, is detailed in a manner that is sympathetic yet wholly objective A fascinating mass of contradictions, Mitchell emerges here as alternately retiring and flirty, as a Southern belle confident enough to enter Atlanta s worst prisons and slums during her journalism career at the Atlanta Journal, and as an intensely private person who nonetheless answered every fan letter herself The breadth of this biography is vast, ranging from the intimate including the astonishing real life model for Rhett Butler to the global exploring the intense responses to the book from people all over the world who continue to see an image of their own political struggles in Mitchell s depiction of bravery in defense of a lost cause. New Read [ Southern Daughter: The Life of Margaret Mitchell and the Making of Gone With the Wind ] Author [ Darden Asbury Pyron ] – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Southern Daughter: The Life of Margaret Mitchell and the Making of Gone With the Wind

  1. Helen says:

    Not sure what I enjoyedthe beautiful, rich language or the thorough knowledge of the insider of Southern culture My two cents it would greatly help the reader if the book was prefaced by a long chapter on American South Perhaps it should be written by the outsider The author lived and breathed this culture for so long that he would sometimes use ...

  2. Debbie says:

    I am giving up on this one, and that is something I don t usually do My two star rating was generous I wanted a biography of Margaret Mitchell What I GOT was a psychological treatise on every aspect of her life I felt like I was back in my college psych classes I will give the auth...

  3. Laurie V says:

    So disappointing Darden Pyron s narrative is plodding, needlessly scholarly and full of obscure references that add nothing It took a long time to finish this book because I kept falling asleep after reading two or three pages Pyron did an amazing thing by taking a GWTW related subject and making it so dull that even I struggled to get through it However, I learned some interesting tidbits about Margaret M...

  4. Laura says:

    Pyron s biography of Margaret Mitchell, while rather dry at times, presents a fascinating psychoanalytic interpretation of Mitchell s life, letters, and fiction I especially enjoyed his analysis of the novel in comparison to the film version of GWTW His insights into Mitchell s motivations are profound and allow the reader to understand Mitchell as a complicated woman with, at times, conflicting views but a vast understanding of humanity This biography is also a fascinating read for anyone Pyron s biography of Margaret Mitchell, while rather dry at times, presents a fascinating psychoanalytic interpretation of Mitchell s life, letters,...

  5. Christy says:

    I m giving this 2 stars because of the subject, Margaret Mitchell If I rated it based on the writing alone, I would not be as generous.I enjoyed the glimpses of Margaret Mitchell s humor revealed by her correspondence quoted throughout the book I was also fascinated to discover that she was, for all intents and purposes, either a hypochondriac or at least a victim of illnesses brought on by her nerves and possibly by guilt at being less than the woman she thought her mother want...

  6. Sarah Bierle says:

    This biography includes a lot of opinion from the author and too much psychoanalysis The text doesn t always flow in a timeline order it jumps around a lot which makes it challenging to know remember that a lot of life events are happening simultaneously Certainly, Mitchell was ...

  7. Tina says:

    As a big Gone With the Wind fan, I had to read this bio of Margaret Mitchell It gave me a much greater understanding of GWTW It gets kind of tedious at times, but it s worth it if you want to learn all about Mitchell.

  8. Julia Simpson-Urrutia says:

    By the fall of 1936, a million Americans had read Gone with the Wind although it had not been out much less than a year Need I sayto demonstrate proof of one great American novel David Selznick found that the public was so fiercely possessive of Gone with the Wind think Twilight in today s lingo that he had to...

  9. Hannah says:

    I did not expect a biography to be so compelling, but I honestly couldn t put this book down The style is lively, and the content fascinating It s a pretty thorough examination of Margaret Mitchell s childhood, adulthood, and the way her life changed with Gon...

  10. Kevin says:

    Stellar, gossip and innuendo free, intelligent, scholarly telling of author Mitchell s life and creative development Muchintelligent and better annotated than previous biographies by Anne Edwards and the P.R job masquerading as biography by Finis Farr.