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Sunday March 28, 2010 in Books

In the Company of Strangers

By Mary Meigs

Mary Meigs is one of the eight women who portray themselves in the film The Company of Strangers, a “semi-documentary” National Film Board production, released in 1990 to overwhelming critical and popular acclaim. Meigs spent two years writing this extraordinary narrative, which begins as her story of being in the film and unfolds into a gentle, intricate meditation on the experience of time, old age, magic and binding. Time becomes still and circular as the women’s self-images and film images, their past and present, are bound inextricably with the filmmaker’s vision.

ISBN 13: 9780889222946 | ISBN 10: 889222940
6 W x 9 H x 0.5 D inches | 176 pages
$18.95 CAN / $14.95 US
Rights: World
Backlist | Non-Fiction | Bisac: BIO000000
1 Edition

QUOTES OF NOTE

Her book on the film is exquisitely attuned to the interplay between art and life.
Boston Globe

AWARDS

QSPELL Award Winner for Non-fiction, 1992

About the Contributors

Mary Meigs

Born in Philadelphia, writer and painter Mary Meigs wrote her first novel, Lily Briscoe: A Self-Portrait, at the age of 60. For the next two decades, Meigs chronicled her extraordinary life as a writer, a painter, an actress, a social activist and a lesbian feminist. In 1988, Meigs played herself in the critically acclaimed film The Company of Strangers, which resulted in the publication of In the Company of Strangers (1991), a fascinating work documenting her experience during the production of the film. Mary Meigs died in 2002 at the age of 85, shortly before the completion of Beyond Recall.

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Beyond Recall

Mary Meigs
Edited by Lise Weil
Non-Fiction

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The Time Being

Mary Meigs
Fiction

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In the Company of Strangers

Mary Meigs
Non-Fiction

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The Box Closet

Mary Meigs
Non-Fiction

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The Medusa Head

Mary Meigs
Non-Fiction

Lily Briscoe
Lily Briscoe

Mary Meigs
Non-Fiction


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