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Plagued by Fire: The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd WrightPlagued by Fire: The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright

By Paul Hendrickson

Frank Lloyd Wright has long been known as a rank egotist who held in
contempt almost everything aside from his own genius. Harder to detect,
but no less real, is a Wright who fully understood, and suffered from,
the choices he made. This is the Wright whom Paul Hendrickson reveals in
this masterful biography: the Wright who was haunted by his father,
about whom he told the greatest lie of his life. And this, we see, is
the Wright of many other neglected aspects of his story: his close, and
perhaps romantic, relationship with friend and early mentor Cecil
Corwin; the eerie, unmistakable role of fires in his life; the
connection between the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 and the murder of his
mistress, her two children, and four others at his beloved Wisconsin
home by a black servant gone mad. In showing us Wright's facades along
with their cracks, Hendrickson helps us form a fresh, deep, and more
human understanding of the man. With prodigious research, unique vision,
and his ability to make sense of a life in ways at once unexpected,
poetic, and undeniably brilliant, he has given us the defining book on
Wright.

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