She was very young when she made her first literary friend in the poet Herbert Read
Duncan, Robert, and Denise Levertov. The Letters of Robert Duncan and Denise Levertov. Editors Bertholf, Robert J. and Albert Gelpi, Stanford University Press.
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's awareness of and growing experimentation with modern art was nurtured by her mother despite their different beliefs about how LC should shape her life. Maurie Carrington
gave Leonora a copy of Surrealism (1936)...