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Memories of My Father, Joyce Kilmer by Kenton Kilmer
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Miriam's Family Bookshelf

       In my parents house, seven of the rooms boasted one or more wall-to wall, floor to ceiling bookcases filled with books. (The other rooms had smaller bookcases.) There was one bookcase that had a large section devoted to "family books": books written or edited by our relatives, and books about them. I've got a similar section in a bookcase of my own now. This page is a reflection of that practice. ~ Miriam A. Kilmer

Joyce Kilmer and Aline Murray Kilmer

Memories of My Father, Joyce Kilmer; Kenton Kilmer.   Hardcover
Published by Joyce Kilmer Centennial, June 1993.
       This biography of Joyce Kilmer is based on Kenton Kilmer's early memories of his father, fleshed out by information from the stories told to him by his mother Aline Kilmer in later years, and by Joyce Kilmer's own letters. It includes a black and white reproduction of Miriam's portrait of Joyce Kilmer (which hangs in the library of Joyce Kilmer Intermediate School in Vienna, Virginia), as well as her photographic portrait of her father, the author. This book is particularly recommended for students of early twentieth century English and American literature. Kenton Kilmer, like both his parents, was a poetry editor. The index is especially valuable, providing clues to the relationships between many early twentieth century writers and their works.
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Trees and Other Poems & Candles That Burn; Aline Kilmer, Joyce Kilmer   Paperback  
       Two volumes of poetry in one binding: Joyce Kilmer's
Trees and Other Poems and Aline Kilmer's Candles That Burn.
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Joyce Kilmer's Relatives Go Out on a Limb-erik: Wry 'em and Writhe 'em; Miriam A. Kilmer, Editor, Anne Kilmer, Noelie Kilmer Angevine, Martin Kilmer, Matthew Kilmer, Deborah Kilmer, Patrick Hunter-Kilmer, et alia. Rising Dove Fine Arts and Services, 2006; Spiral binding. The first edition was limited to fifteen numbered copies on recycled paper (sold out).
       Email correspondence between descendents of Joyce Kilmer, including limericks and other light verse. Spoofs of Joyce Kilmer's "Trees," and an invitation to submit entries for the next edition. $12.00 plus $2.50 shipping and handling. The second edition, which contains additional material, is "print on demand." Again, it will be printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper. Email customer service.

 
Hunting A Hair Shirt and Other Spiritual Adventures; ;Aline Murray Kilmer.   Ayer Co Publishers, Inc., June 1976.   Hardcover
       Essays - spiritual, with a twist of satiric humor.
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Emmy, Nicky and Greg; Aline Murray Kilmer, Illustrated by Ethel C. Taylor.   NY: George H. Doran, 1927   Hardcover   *OP
       In a fictionalized account intended for children, Aline Kilmer recounts stories from her life with her own children after the death of Joyce Kilmer. The names have been changed, and some characters combined. (Kenton Kilmer is "Tony.")
 
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A Buttonwood Summer; Aline Murray Kilmer, Illustrated by Vera Clere.  Hardcover   *OP   Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1929  
Sequel to
Emmy, Nicky and Greg
 
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These poetry collections by Aline Kilmer are out of print, but not hard to find.

 
The Poor King's Daughter, and Other Poems
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Selected Poems
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Vigils
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More Kenton Kilmer: Poet, Translator, Editor
A Man in Three Worlds; ;André N. Chouraqui, Kenton Kilmer (Translator)   University Press of America, 1984   Library Binding
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The Congressional Anthology - Poems Selected by Senators and Representatives; ;Ernest S. Griffith and Kenton Kilmer, editors.   University of Washington, DC Washington, DC, 1955.   Hardcover   OP*
 
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This Is My America: Poems from the Washington Post Washington Post; Kenton Kilmer, editor.   The Washington Post, Washington, DC, 1946   *OP
 
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F. C. Frieseke



Frieseke's "Woman with a Parasol"
from
American Impressionists 2000 Engagement Calendar; detail.

        At the peak of his career, Frederick C. Frieseke was one of the best-known of the many American Impressionists in Europe. He was the father of Miriam's mother.
 
F. C. Frieseke; Nicholas J. Kilmer.   Maxwell Galleries LTC., California, 1982   OP*         Paperback Exhibition Catalog
 
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       This book by Miriam's brother Nick describes the home in Normandy where F. C. Frieseke raised our mother; it includes many photographs of the Frieseke family. Descriptive information and reviews are available at both Amazon.com and Borders.com.
 
A Place in Normandy; OP* ;Nicholas Kilmer   Hardcover  
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A Place in Normandy; Nicholas Kilmer.   Henry Holt   Paperback
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A Place in Normandy; read by John McDonough (1998)   Audio Cassette  
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go.to/Frieseke Internet Resources
 
Works on Paper Original Frieseke watercolors and drawings and fine art reproductions
 
Oils fine art reproductions
 
More by Nicholas Kilmer
 
Nick is an excellent translator of poetry.

The Inferno (Dante's Comedy, Vol 1); Dante Alighieri, Nicholas Kilmer (trans.), Benjamin Martinez (illus.)   Hardcover
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The Inferno   Paperback
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Nick also writes the Fred Taylor Mysteries:

Harmony in Flesh and Black; Nicholas Kilmer   Paper
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Harmony in Flesh and Black; Nicholas Kilmer   Hardcover
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Man With a Squirrel; Nicholas Kilmer   Hardcover
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Man With a Squirrel; Nicholas Kilmer   Paper
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Man With a Squirrel; Nicholas Kilmer   Audio Cassette
Patrick Cullen (Reader)   Blackstone Audio (September 1997)
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O Sacred Head; Nicholas Kilmer.   Hardcover  
       Not for the squeamish. Reviews available.
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O Sacred Head; Nicholas Kilmer   Paper
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Dirty Linen: A Fred Taylor Mystery; Nicholas Kilmer.   Hardcover.
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With Dirty Linen, Nicholas Kilmer has produced his best "Fred Taylor" mystery to date.
Review by Tim Slattery
       The action begins with an auction of the belongings of a recently deceased British lord, who lived in a tony section of Massachusetts and had a large collection of art. One apparently worthless item bought surreptitiously by Fred for his wealthy employer Clayton Reed turns out to be a trove of erotic J.M.W. Turner watercolors. The scramble for these by Taylor, others who want them, and others who have schemed to have them, provides the action in the novel. It's spiced by interesting side characters, including the young woman hired by Clay through Fred to do research, and the Royalty-chasing mother of Fred's lady-friend.
       Kilmer's choice of the Turners serves to illustrate a little-known side of the man. He did indeed spend a large amount of time in the less savory parts of London and did many watercolors of an erotic nature there. When he died, he left hundreds of these to the British Museum. The trustees in that Victorian age decided that these pictures were unfit to be seen by anybody - and burned them all.
       Kilmer's plot turns on the supposition that one of the trustees conspired to make it look as if the works had been destroyed, while in fact stashing them away for his own enjoyment. The researcher in the novel quotes extensively from actual sources. Kilmer puts the historical quotes in italics, so you can tell what is historical record from what is Kilmer's own invention. The result is both entertaining and educational.

Lazarus Arise!; Nicholas Kilmer   Hardcover
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Madonna of the Apes; Nicholas Kilmer   Hardcover
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A Butterfly in Flame: A Fred Taylor Art Mystery; Nicholas Kilmer   Paper
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A Paradise for Fools; Nicholas Kilmer   Paper
Fred Taylor Art Mysteries ~ Eighth in the series, and perhaps one of Nick's best, this novel goes back in time to Fred Taylor's early days as a detective.
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Martin F. Kilmer

Books by Miriam's brother Martin F. Kilmer, the Archaeologist.
Greek Erotica; Martin Kilmer   Hardcover.
        Martin's mother kept this one on a very high shelf, so that visiting children would not peruse it. It is both scholarly and beautiful. Email customer service for availability.
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The Shoulder Bust in Sicily and South and Central Italy: a Catalogue and Materials for Dating; Martin F. Kilmer.   OP*
       This one, his mother kept on the coffee table.
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Feeding the Vikings; Martin F. Kilmer and Peter J. Scott,
with original photography by Martin F. Kilmer
       A field guide to the edible plants of Northern Newfoundland and the near Labrador coast. Note that the prices are in Canadian dollars. Be sure to read the instructions for ordering.

Connections

Constance C. Greene
       Constance C. Greene was the daughter-in-law of Constance Murray Greene, who was the sister of Miriam's grandmother Aline Murray Kilmer.
 
Shep Greene
       Shep Greene is her son, Miriam's second cousin.
 
Henry Mills Alden
       Henry Mills Alden was the beloved step-father of Miriam's grandmother, Aline Kilmer. He was an editor of Harper's Magazine.

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