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By Hilary Spurling

ISBN-10: 0525521348

ISBN-13: 9780525521341

The writer of the award-winning, two-volume Matisse: A lifestyles, now supplies us the long-awaited, definitive biography of literary grasp Anthony Powell--the critic, editor, and novelist referred to as "the English Proust"-- that, while, takes us deep into twentieth-century London literary life.

Anthony Powell (1905-2000), top recognized for his twelve-volume comedian masterpiece, A Dance to the tune of Time, used to be additionally the writer of 16 prior novels, performs, and biographies, 5 memoirs, and 3 volumes of journals. He used to be a prolific literary critic and publication reviewer. among the 2 international wars, prior to making his identify, he saved corporation with rowdy, hard-up writers and painters--and painters' models--in the London the place Augustus John and Wyndham Lewis loomed huge. He counted Evelyn Waugh and Henry eco-friendly between his lifelong buddies, and his circle integrated the Sitwells, Graham Greene, George Orwell, Philip Larkin, and Kingsley Amis, between many others. Now, drawing on his letters, diaries, and interviews, Hilary Spurling--herself an established good friend of Powell's-- has written a clean and masterful portrait of the guy, his paintings, and his time. Insightful, poignant, and cinematic in scope, this biography is as a lot an excellent tapestry of a seminal second in London's literary lifestyles because it is a revelation of an iconic literary figure.

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