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Harper Lee objects to
new biography of her

Washington Post, by Steve Levingston

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Posted By:MissMolly, 7/16/2014 5:21:41 AM

Call in Atticus Finch. Only the scrupulously fair lawyer at the center of Harper Lee´s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird," could get at the truth in the latest conflict over the reclusive author´s privacy. The clash erupted again with Tuesday´s release of "The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee," by former Chicago Tribune reporter Marja Mills. To gather material for her intimate portrait, Mills rented a house in Monroeville, Ala., next door to the 88-year-old author and her older sister, Alice, and gradually got to know them. In the book, Mills claims she had "the trust, support, and encouragement"

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: LouD, 7/16/2014 7:23:22 AM     (No. 9926814)

Sarah Palin had the same type of problem with a liberal muckraker buying next door, so she built a fence. Got rid of him fast enough.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 7/16/2014 7:46:20 AM     (No. 9926851)

Thanks, #1. I was going to mention the same thing, but I was going to work slimy puke into the sentence.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: AltaD, 7/16/2014 8:46:47 AM     (No. 9926918)

FTA: All in all the friendship was an open and happy experience for all concerned.

This "friend" of the Lee sisters has an odd definition of an open experience. Renting a home, befriendly two elderly ladies and then telling them she´d like to what -- hear their stories, preserve the stories, write a book? This doesn´t sound open and honest to me.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: RancherJack, 7/16/2014 9:13:32 AM     (No. 9926971)

I never liked To Kill a Mockingbird to begin with. I still don´t ´understand´ it .. it´s just a story, and not one I can identify with.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: southron, 7/16/2014 9:40:42 AM     (No. 9927028)

I don´t know how many of you know this but To Kill a Mockingbird almost didn´t get published. It had too many of the errors that beginning writers have. Ms. Lee wrote the book in the voice of a seven year old girl to make it more powerful but she kept slipping "out of voice" and using big words and descriptions that a young girl wouldn´t use. If it hadn´t been written when the civil rights movement was taking off and stories unflattering to the South were in vogue, it probably wouldn´t have been published.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Susannah, 7/16/2014 9:53:38 AM     (No. 9927065)

If you´re a very famous person, as Lee is, you should assume that someone, somewhere, someday is going to write a biography of you. Lee could have authorized someone to write a biography of her, in which she controlled the flow of information and the presentation of it. If she had, it would be taken as the definitive study.

But Mills has just as much a right to write a biography of Lee as does Edward Klein of Hillary Clinton. I don´t notice anyone objecting to the latter.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: gagolfer, 7/16/2014 10:57:25 AM     (No. 9927169)

What´s not to understand about To Kill a Mockingbird? It´s just as relevant today as it was when it was written.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: AGGW, 7/16/2014 3:53:51 PM     (No. 9927553)

But Edward Klein did not move in next door to Hillary and try to ingratiate himself to her as a neighborly friend in order to obtain private information to turn around and use in a book.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Linder, 7/17/2014 7:24:49 AM     (No. 9928320)

Being a Mockingbird fan and always finding Lee´s reclusive life and friendship with Copote to be interesting I was ready to push the Amazon order button, but something didn´t seem right about this author. Now, I´m glad I didn´t...have bought too many books thinking I was going to learn about some person, only to find artful writing but no substance. Lee´s private life is just really none of my business.

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