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Anthony Powell : dancing to the music of time / Hilary Spurling.

By: Spurling, Hilary.
Publisher: London : Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2017Description: xv, 509 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780241143834; 0241143837.Subject(s): Powell, Anthony, 1905-2000 | Authors, English -- 20th century -- BiographyDDC classification: 920 Summary: ''Acclaimed literary biographer Hilary Spurling turns her attention to Anthony Powell, an iconic figure of English letters. Equally notorious for his literary achievements and his lacerating wit, Powell famously authored the twelve-volume, twenty-five year magnum opus, A Dance to the Music of Time. This enduringly fascinating portrait of mid-20th-century Britain has never been out of print, inspiring TV and radio adaptations and elevating the author to The Times' list of fifty greatest British writers since 1945. Master novelist, well-connected socialite and keen-eyed social observer, Powell comes into focus as never before in this authoritative biography from one of our generation's greatest biographers."--Publisher website.
List(s) this item appears in: New Acquisitions April-May 2018
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Biography 920 POW (Browse shelf) Checked out 17/12/2018

Includes bibliographical references (pages 430-487) and index.

''Acclaimed literary biographer Hilary Spurling turns her attention to Anthony Powell, an iconic figure of English letters. Equally notorious for his literary achievements and his lacerating wit, Powell famously authored the twelve-volume, twenty-five year magnum opus, A Dance to the Music of Time. This enduringly fascinating portrait of mid-20th-century Britain has never been out of print, inspiring TV and radio adaptations and elevating the author to The Times' list of fifty greatest British writers since 1945. Master novelist, well-connected socialite and keen-eyed social observer, Powell comes into focus as never before in this authoritative biography from one of our generation's greatest biographers."--Publisher website.

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