Jean Stein Writing Styles in Edie, an American Biography

Jean Stein
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There are many perspectives contained in Edie: An American Biography. The entire work is made of comments and stories from friends, family and observers of Edie Sedgwick and the culture that created her enormous popularity.

Family members that contributed to the book vary widely in their perspective of events. The two people closest to Edie in the family were Jonathan and Suky. The oldest children, aunts, uncles, and cousins had more objective opinions about Edie and focused most of their comments on the Sedgwick family as a whole. The same can be said about family friends, particularly those who were friends of Alice and Francis Sedgwick.

There are a large number of people from The Factory and like scenarios that had close contact with Edie and, therefore, had stories and insights to share. While many of them liked Edie, she was treated almost as if she was a...

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