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The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of his friend Marilyn Monroe

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The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of his friend Marilyn Monroe

by O'Hagan, Andrew

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9780571215980
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London: Faber & Faber, 2010. 1st. h/b. Fine, 1st edition, 1st printing.. 8vo (230 x 150 / 9"" x 6""). An utterly unique take on the most extraordinary period of the twentieth century, from one of Britain's most exciting literary writers. In November 1960, Frank Sinatra gave Marilyn Monroe a dog. His name was Maf. He had an instinct for the twentieth century. For politics. For psychoanalysis. For literature. For interior decoration. This is his story. Maf the dog was with Marilyn for the last two years of her life. Not only a picaresque hero himself, he was also a scholar of the adventuring rogue in literature and art, witnessing the rise of America's new liberalism, civil rights, the space race, the New York critics, and was Marilyn Monroe's constant companion. Maf was very much a real historical figure, with his license and photographs sold at auction along with Marilyn's other person affects. Through his eyes we get an insight into the life of Monroe herself, and a fascinating new angle on the most talked-about decade of recent times.

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Meet Maf: The hilariously opinionated, well-read, politically scrappy, and complex canine companion to Marilyn Monroe.   In November 1960, Frank Sinatra gave Marilyn Monroe a dog. His name was Mafia Honey, or Maf for short. Born in the household of Vanessa Bell, brought to the United States by Natalie Wood’s mother, and given as a Christmas present to Marilyn the winter after she separated from Arthur Miller, Maf was with Marilyn for the last two years of her life, first in New York and then in Los Angeles, and he had as much instinct for celebrity and psychoanalysis as he did for Liver Treat with a side order of National Biscuits. Marylin took him to meet President Kennedy and to Hollywood restaurants, to department stores, to interviews, and to Mexico for her divorce. Through Maf's eyes, we see an altogether original and wonderfully clever portrait of the woman behind the icon—and the dog behind the woman.

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Bookseller’s Inventory #
IYC132090
Title
The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of his friend Marilyn Monroe
Author
O'Hagan, Andrew
Format/binding
H/b
Book condition
Used - Fine, 1st edition, 1st printing.
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
057121598X
ISBN 13
9780571215980
Publisher
Faber & Faber
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
2010
Pages
279
Keywords
1st, fiction, humour, O'Hagan, historical fiction
Bookseller catalogs
2nd-hand books;
X weight
0.52 g
Size
8vo (230 x 150 / 9\"\" x 6\"\")

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