Carl Rollyson
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Carl Rollyson

Carl Rollyson, Professor of Journalism at Baruch College, The City University of New York, has published more than forty books ranging in subject matter from biographies of Marilyn Monroe, Lillian Hellman, Martha Gellhorn, Norman Mailer, Rebecca West, Susan Sontag, and Jill Craigie to studies of American culture, genealogy, children's biography, film, and literary criticism. He has authored more than 500 articles on American and European literature and history. His work has been reviewed in newspapers such as The New York Times and the London Sunday Telegraph and in journals such as American Literature and the Dictionary of Literary Biography. For four years (2003-2007) he wrote a weekly column, "On Biography," for The New York Sun and was President of the Rebecca West Society (2003-2007). His play, THAT WOMAN: REBECCA WEST REMEMBERS, has been produced at Theatresource in New York City. Amy Lowell Anew: A Biography (awarded a "We the People" NEH grant) will be published in August 2013. . "Hollywood Enigma: Dana Andrews, a biography of Dana Andrews was published in September 2012 by University Press of Mississippi. His biography, "American Isis: The Life and Death of Sylvia Plath" was published in February 2013, the fiftieth anniversary of her death. In 2013, he also published Amy Lowell Anew: A Biography, and in 2014 Marilyn Monroe Day by Day. His biography/memoir A Private Life of Michael Foot will be published in August 2015. He is currently at work on two books, Memoirs of a Serial Biographer and a biography of William Faulkner. His reviews of biography appear regularly in The Wall Street Journal, The Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Raleigh News & Observer, The Kansas City Star, and The New Criterion. He is currently advisory editor for the Hollywood Legends series published by the University Press of Mississippi. He welcomes queries from those interested in contributing to the series. Read his column, "Biographology," and his blog on http://carlrollyson.com. The Last Days of Sylvia Plath, https://youtu.be/ftruv5i9WfM American Isis: The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath. Book trailer: https://youtu.be/M54HJRqrOlU The Life of William Faulkner: Volume 1: The Past is Never Dead. Book trailer: https://youtu.be/shPFvA06_sM The Life of William Faulkner: Volume 2: This Alarming Paradox. Book trailer: https://vimeo.com/424521449 Another video on why I decided to write a Faulkner biography: https://youtu.be/LVx0SJX4GQg EXCERPT from The Life of William Faulkner https://lithub.com/young-william-faulkner-in-the-french-quarter/ ARTICLES on William Faulkner https://uvamagazine.org/articles/william_faulkner_uva https://momentmag.com/faulkner-the-anti-fascist/ https://hedgehogreview.com/blog/thr/posts/faulkner-as-futurist https://popularculturereview.wordpress.com/2020/06/25/rollyson-2/ http://classicmovieman.blogspot.com/2020/04/a-revisionist-view-of-reivers-novel.html https://theimaginativeconservative.org/2020/03/old-rowan-oak-conservatism-william-faulkner.html https://lithub.com/uncovering-the-hidden-love-lives-of-sylvia-plath-and-william-faulkner/ https://brightlightsfilm.com/the-cinematic-faulkner-framing-hollywood/#.XqCVgGhKjIU http://page99test.blogspot.com/2020/03/carl-rollysons-last-days-of-sylvia-plath.html https://medium.com/@simplycharly/the-saddest-words-william-faulkners-civil-war-simply-charly-7588fc602218 VIDEO INTERVIEWS Philadelphia Athenaeum https://youtu.be/Cjr_KapycSQ https://www.upress.virginia.edu/2020/05/13/listen-uva-press-presents-interview-carl-rollyson-author-life-william-faulkner-and https://www.crowdcast.io/e/carl-rollyson-the-life https://youtu.be/Dn_0-ypQuqM (with Larry Wells) https://youtu.be/NILXMhUZDqk (on my career as a biographer). Audio interviews https://www.upress.virginia.edu/2020/05/13/listen-uva-press-presents-interview-carl-rollyson-author-life-william-faulkner-and https://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2020/04/who-was-william-faulkner https://newbooksnetwork.com/carl-rollyson-the-life-of-william-faulkner-the-past-is-never-dead-1897-1934-uva-press-2020/ https://newbooksnetwork.com/the-life-of-william-faulkner ONLINE INTERVIEWS https://simplycharly.com/read/interviews/a-novelist-and-a-fabulist-carl-rollyson-separates-fact-from-fiction-in-william-faulkner-life https://sway.office.com/eCX6pxGdgCjeMAbo?ref=Link {Questions for Carl Rollyson, interviewed by Christopher Rieger, Center for Faulkner Studies.} Book trailers, vol 1 & 2: https://youtu.be/shPFvA06_sM; https://vimeo.com/424521449 Another video on why I decided to write a Faulkner biography: https://youtu.be/LVx0SJX4GQg My weekly podcast: https://anchor.fm/carl-rollyson MORE BOOK TRAILERS Hollywood Enigma: Dana Andrews. https://youtu.be/G7xyz9sL3HA A Private Life of Michael Foot. https://youtu.be/HVNFrNUmY58 Norman Mailer: The Last Romantic. https://youtu.be/D7Xa6Wzm6MM A Real American Character: The Life of Walter Brennan. https://youtu.be/t2-VkVtaWyU Confessions of a Serial Biographer. https://youtu.be/0TXiStzlXaI Marilyn Monroe: Day by Day. https://youtu.be/olt9FvDWWu4 Marilyn Monroe: A Life of the Actress. https://youtu.be/3Ep8W6fx14s Amy Lowell Anew: A Biography. https://youtu.be/sJ7Ae4rEjSk Susan Sontag: The Making of an Icon, revised and updated. https://youtu.be/5u1puSBpTiU Audition script for NORMAN MAILER: THE LAST ROMANTIC: http://www.carlrollyson.com/_i_norman_mailer__the_last_romantic__i__113276.htm MY REVIEWS https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/carl-rollyson/the-life-of-william-faulkner/ https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/carl-rollyson/life-william-faulkner/ https://mailchi.mp/newcriterion.com/the-critics-notebook-ornamented-streets-a-full-cycle-of-suites-770678?e=7d12600e52 http://www.washingtonindependentreviewofbooks.com/index.php/bookreview/the-life-of-william-faulkner-the-past-is-never-dead-1897-1934 https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-8139-4382-4 https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-8139-4440-1 https://medium.com/@simplycharly/the-saddest-words-william-faulkners-civil-war-simply-charly-7588fc602218 SYLVIA PLATH Podcast: https://anchor.fm/carl-rollyson My Plath-related podcasts: anchor.fm/carl-rollyson: #1: The Last Days of Sylvia Plath; #4: A Tale of Two Bioraphies; #5 Sylvia Plath Meet Rebecca West; #8 How to end a biography; #23 Reviewing Biography: The Case of Sylvia Plath; #26 What is a definitive biography? Videos: The Last Days of Sylvia Plath, publisher’s website and link to book trailer: https://www.upress.state.ms.us/Books/T/The-Last-Days-of-Sylvia-Plath Another video on why I decided to write a second biography of Sylvia Plath: https://youtu.be/yOZSulanSFU Reviews https://www.startribune.com/review-the-last-days-of-sylvia-plath-by-carl-rollyson/568768382/ https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/done-it-again https://modernistreviewcouk.wordpress.com/2020/07/03/book-review-mirrored-in-a-glowing-cover-carl-rollysons-the-last-days-of-sylvia-plath/ Articles https://lithub.com/uncovering-the-hidden-love-lives-of-sylvia-plath-and-william-faulkner/
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