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Journalist William MacLeish discusses his life as the son of poet Archibald MacLeish in his memoir Uphill with Archie (Simon & Schuster). He tells of growing up in a household where his parents’ friends were literary giants, and talks about how he began to emerge from the shadow of his own father’s legend.
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