Lady of Yaddo The Gilded Age Memoir of Katrina Trask review å 4

Lynn Esmay ã 4 review

L Book Awards National Book Critics Circle Awards of Yaddo The PDF #186 a Nobel prize and notable achievements in film and musicThe memoir lives on a landscape of the social and economic dichotomies of the time revelry of racetrack and casino and Victorian sobriety bigotry and greed and progressive reform factory sweatshops and elite summer colonies drumbeat of World War I and the peace of Yaddo The Gilded Age Epubof woods and water. Loved it Liked the memoir style in which it was written Felt like I came to know the real true character that was the true embodiment of the woman Katrina Trask Enjoyed reading about the history of Yaddo Saratoga Springs NY and Lake George

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Lady of Yaddo The Gilded Age Memoir of Katrina Trask

This novel is historical fiction Yaddo The Kindle #207 It is told in the voice and style of the real Lady of Yaddo taken from correspondence scrapbooks and records held in the Yaddo archives of the New York Public Library and from Katrina’s own literary worksMillionaire’s wife renowned poet hostess to the well known in her country estate beloved of two strong men Katrina Trask shares her tumultuous memoir of heartache and hope i. The year 2013 has been my Yaddo year as I have gone through training to be a docent at Yaddo Yaddo the mansion and home of Katrina and Spencer Trask is truly a magical place with centuries of history to learn and share I ve read copious material related to Yaddo and find that Esmay s accountstory is uite true to history For me it helped to connect some of the dots in the richly layered history of Yaddo I found it to be very readable and as with all Yaddo material fascinating The author gave fair distribution to the portrayal of the wealthy during the Gilded Age and the generosity of Katrina in her desire to share her wealth with others with every opportunity she saw

review Lady of Yaddo The Gilded Age Memoir of Katrina Trask

N the exuberant Lady of MOBI #224 days of the Gilded Age Her Yaddo estate gifted as a retreat for artists has nurtured since such cultural icons as John Cheever Truman Capote Aaron Copland Leonard Bernstein Henry Roth James Baldwin Langston Hughes Eudora Welty Katherine Ann Porter Bernard Malamud Alice Walker Mario Puzo Yaddo continues as America’s premier artists’ retreat and has been the inspiration for Pulitzer prizes Nationa. A work of historical fiction rooted in correspondence and material from the Yaddo archives A broad outline of Katrina Trask s life as a writer philanthropist and partner to both Spencer Trask and George Foster Peabody Moving on from the unimaginable losses of four children resulted in channelling her grief into a vision for nurturing artists and creativity and ultimately into the Yaddo that exists today See yaddoorg


7 thoughts on “Lady of Yaddo The Gilded Age Memoir of Katrina Trask

  1. says:

    When I was in Saratoga Springs last month I found my way into a usedantiuarian bookstore in the basement of what used to be a bank The bank vault was part of the store and filled with books Much of the basement w

  2. says:

    The year 2013 has been my Yaddo year as I have gone through training to be a docent at Yaddo Yaddo the mansion and home of Katrina and Spencer Trask is truly a magical place with centuries of history to learn and share I've read copious material related to Yaddo and find that Esmay's accountstory is uite true to history For me it helped to connect some of the dots in the richly layered history of Yaddo I found it to be very reada

  3. says:

    For a lover of the Adirondacks and Lake George this fictional biography is a treat In august I am going to visit Yaddo near

  4. says:

    A work of historical fiction rooted in correspondence and material from the Yaddo archives A broad outline of Katrina Trask's life as a writer

  5. says:

    Loved it Liked the memoir style in which it was written Felt like I came to know the real true character that was the true embodiment of the wo

  6. says:

    Christmas gift from Carol Stewart 2013 Creation of an artist colony in Saratoga SpringsNY after the death of the Trask's 4 children Written and self published by a docent

  7. says:

    Nice to know all rich people at the turn of the century were not just vapid hedonists This book coupled with an actual tour of Yaddo this year was extremely enjoyable

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