Mary Poppins, She Wrote: The Life of P. L. Travers
Simon and Schuster, 2013年12月3日 - 416 頁
THE ONLY TRUE STORY BEHIND THE CREATOR OF MARY POPPINS
The remarkable life of P.L. Travers, the creator of Mary Poppins—perfect for fans of the movie Mary Poppins Returns and the original Disney classic!
“An arresting life…Lawson is superb at excavating the details.” —Library Journal
The spellbinding stories of Mary Poppins, the quintessentially English and utterly magical nanny, have been loved by generations. She flew into the lives of the unsuspecting Banks family in a children’s book that was instantly hailed as a classic, then became a household name when Julie Andrews stepped into the title role in Walt Disney’s hugely successful and equally classic film. But the Mary Poppins in the stories was not the cheery film character. She was tart and sharp, plain and vain. She was a remarkable character.
The story of Mary Poppins’ creator, as this definitive biography reveals, is equally remarkable. The fabulous English nanny was actually conceived by an Australian, Pamela Lyndon Travers, who came to London in 1924 from Queensland as a journalist. She became involved with Theosophy, traveled in the literary circles of W.B. Yeats and T.S. Eliot, and became a disciple of the famed spiritual guru, Gurdjieff. She famously clashed with Walt Disney over the adaptation of the Mary Poppins books into film. Travers, whom Disney accused of vanity for “thinking you know more about Mary Poppins than I do,” was as tart and opinionated as Julie Andrews’s big-screen Mary Poppins was cheery. Yet it was a love of mysticism and magic that shaped Travers’s life as well as the character of Mary Poppins. The clipped, strict, and ultimately mysterious nanny who emerged from her pen was the creation of someone who remained inscrutable and enigmatic to the end of her ninety-six years.
Valerie Lawson’s illuminating biography provides the first full look whose personal journey is as intriguing as her beloved characters.
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Contents List of Illustrations Preface 1 Part I: The Nymph, 1899–1934 9 Prologue:
The 1: The Real Mr. Banks 2: Ellie and Allora 3: 4: 5: Old England in Australia
The Creation of Pamela Falling into Ireland Chapter Chapter Chapter Chapter ...
I thought about Pamela's own journey in 1924 from Sydney to London, about her
wistful memory that “as a child I always had a strong wish, that I think I was born
with, of wanting to get to England and Ireland. I built the whole of my life to it.
Born in Ireland, this idealized, imagined father strode the cane fields of northern
Queensland in a white silk suit, floppy white hat, gold earrings and scarlet
cummerbund, surrounded by faithful servants and with a barn stocked with every
sort of ...
But as much as he admired the poets and dramatists of the nineteenth cen- tury,
he was most in love with the myths of ancient Ireland, and of the fictional
personification of Ireland, immortalized in a play by William Butler Yeats,
Cathleen ni ...
was Davis-Goff, who lived in both County Wexford and near Galway, in the west
of Ireland. As a young man, not yet twenty, Travers Goff sailed from London to
Ceylon, where he took up tea planting before drifting on to Australia. He settled in
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MARY POPPINS, SHE WROTE: The Life of P.L. Travers用戶評語 - Kirkus
Lawson (The Allens Affair, not reviewed) offers an intriguing, surprisingly rich literary life of the fairly obscure Australian author best known for her cheery children's series featuring nanny Mary ... 閱讀評論全文
Mary Poppins, she wrote: the life of P. L. Travers用戶評語 - Not Available - Book Verdict
Sydney Morning Herald writer Lawson's preface to her biography of P.L. Travers (1899-1996), the creator of Mary Poppins, reads like an introduction to a mystery. This is fitting, since Travers ... 閱讀評論全文
The Crone 19651996
An Old Woman in a Rocking Chair
A Crone among the Sleeping Beauties
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