B1192. (ALMA GLUCK) MARCIA DAVENPORT. Too Strong for Fantasy. New York, Scribner’s, 1967. 160pp. Index; Photos; DJ. Autographed by Davenport, opposite Title-Page.
“Marcia Davenport's last book was her autobiography, TOO STRONG FOR FANTASY (1967). In a review in The New York Times Book Review, Ellen Moers called it ‘a compelling production’ and said ‘the gift for old-fashioned, unadulterated romance which made several of her novels best sellers (and one a Greer Garson movie) does not fail her now’.
Her autobiography has vivid descriptions of music, even of the acoustics in Carnegie Hall years ago. In that book, she praises one particular box on the second tier at Carnegie Hall, saying ‘Carnegie Hall is glorious, but nowhere else in the old house is the sonority so total, the instruments, together or individually, so brilliant and penetrating. The sound comes out of the walls and surrounds one like a cloak’."
- Eric Pace, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 20 January, 1996