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marilyn monroe, a fan of somerset maugham and james joyce

That Marilyn Monroe had an abiding interest in writers, writing, and literature is made plain by more than her telegram to Maugham. There is also the famous photograph, taken on Long Island, of her reading James Joyce’s Ulysses—she appears to be at the very end, which is the Molly Bloom soliloquy: the world’s leading sex symbol reading English literature’s sexiest passage.

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Lilian is the author of Web of Angels, a novel about a mom with DID (multiple personalities). She's also the author of the historical novels, The River Midnight and The Singing Fire, about secrets, friendship and motherhood in 19th century Poland and London. https://liliannattel.com

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