My Life and Loves - WikipediaA wonderful autobiography of a man who preceded his time by appreciating in the that personal desires and impulses, including sexual, had crucial influence on his professional and personal development. For being frank - he changed his first name from James when eighteen to reflect his priority, his autobiography was banned in Britain and America until His extraordinary life summary, having risen from a poor Irish boy to literary king maker in the height of Victorian London through the building of Brooklyn bridge, the Chicago fire, smuggling cattle in Texas and law studies in Kansas, made him friends of such literary stars and Oscar Wilde and D. Lawrence among others. With sharp perception and immense memory we receive a broad image of the forty years from the s to the , mostly in London, but also in France and Germany. Errata slips inserted v.
My life and loves
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My Life and Loves is the autobiography of the Ireland-born, naturalized-American writer and editor Frank Harris — As published privately by Harris between and , and by Jack Kahane 's Obelisk Press in , the work consisted of four volumes, illustrated with many drawings and photographs of nude women. The book gives a graphic account of Harris's sexual adventures and relates gossip about the sexual activities of celebrities of his day. The work was banned in both the United States and Britain for a span of 40 years. The foreword begins, "Here in the blazing heat of an American August, amid the hurry and scurry of New York, I sit down to write my final declaration of Faith, as a preface or foreword to the Story of my Life.