East Side, West Side

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  • Title: East Side, West Side
  • Author: Marcia Davenport
  • ISBN: 9780380589586
  • Page: 370
  • Format: Paperback
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    About "Marcia Davenport"

    1. Marcia Davenport

      American author and music critic She was born Marcia Glick, daughter of Bernard Glick and opera singer Alma Gluck, later stepdaughter of violinist Efrem Zimbalist when Alma Gluck remarried.Davenport traveled extensively with her parents and was educated intermittently at the Friends School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the Shipley School at Bryn Mawr She began at Wellesley College but eloped to Pittsburgh in 1923 to marriy Fred D Clarke Eventually she earned her B.A at the University of Grenoble Her first child was born in 1924, but in 1925 she divorced Clarke.She took an advertising copywriting job to support herself and her daughter In 1928 she began at the editorial staff of The New Yorker, where she worked until 1931 In 1929, she married Russell Davenport, who soon after became editor of Fortune Davenport s second daughter was born in 1934 That same year she began as the music critic of Stage magazine Davenport had close ties through her mother and stepfather to the classical music world and particularly to the heady opera world of Europe and America in the first half of the 20th century She was first celebrated as a writer for her first book, Mozart, the first published American biography of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Her marriage to Russell Davenport ended in 1944.She also wrote several popular novels, notably The Valley of Decision, a 1940s bestseller made into a successful movie with Greer Garson and Gregory Peck.

    689 thoughts on “East Side, West Side”

    1. This is an excellent story. I've read it several times because the main character is a woman who despite her failed marriage goes on with her life. In fact she's not afraid of falling in love again. The writer describes places (her apartment and Manhattan), feelings and daily routines in a very detailed and appealing way.


    2. Just reading it again now! I think what I liked the first time is how it reads as an ode to post-war New Yorkybe it seems a little hokie now.



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