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Lives of houses / edited by Kate Kennedy and Hermione Lee.

Contributor(s): Lee, Hermione [editor.] | Kennedy, Kate, 1977- [editor.].
Publisher: Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, [2020]Description: xvii, 297 p. : illustrations, 23 cm.ISBN: 9780691193663.Subject(s): Dwellings -- Social aspects | Dwellings in literature | Dwellings in artDDC classification: 392.36
Contents:
Preface / Hermione Lee -- 1. Moving House / Alexandra Harris -- 2. Built on Memory / Susan Walker -- 3. A House of Air / Hermoine Lee -- Family Houses -- 4. My Mother's House / Margaret Macmillian -- 5. At Orchard House / At Orchard House -- 6. Romantic Home / Felicity James -- 7. At Home with Tennyson / Robert Douglas-Fairhurst -- 8. Chartwell: Winston Churchill's Dream House / David Cannadine -- 9. The Quangle Wangle's Hat / Jenny Uglow -- 10. Benjamin Britten in Aldeburgh / Lucy Walker -- 11. 77 St. Mark's Place / Seamus Perry -- 12. Samuel Johnson's Houses / Rebecca Bullard -- 13. The Manor / Simon Armitage-- 14. At Home with the Disraelis / Daisy Hay -- 15. H.G. Wells at Uppark / Laura Marcus -- 16. The Fear of Houses / Alexander Masters.
17. When There Is No House to Visit / Elleke Boehmer -- 18. "A Place One Can Go Mad In" / Kate Kennedy -- 19. Safe Houses / Bernard O'Donoghue -- 20. "When All Is Ruin Once Again" / Roy Foster -- 21. W.H. Auden in Austria / Sandra Mayer -- 22. John Soane and House Autobiography / Gillian Darley -- 23. Ainola: Music and Silence / Julian Barnes -- Acknowledgements -- List of Contributors -- Notes -- Index
Summary: A group of notable writers - including UK poet laureate Simon Armitage, Julian Barnes, Margaret MacMillan, and Jenny Uglow - celebrates our fascination with the houses of famous literary figures, artists, composers, and politicians of the past.
List(s) this item appears in: Acquisitions 2019-2020 | New Acquisitions August-December 2020
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Contains bibliographical references and index.

Preface / Hermione Lee -- Houses Lost and Found. 1. Moving House / Alexandra Harris -- 2. Built on Memory / Susan Walker -- 3. A House of Air / Hermoine Lee -- Family Houses -- 4. My Mother's House / Margaret Macmillian -- 5. At Orchard House / At Orchard House -- 6. Romantic Home / Felicity James -- Dream Houses. 7. At Home with Tennyson / Robert Douglas-Fairhurst -- 8. Chartwell: Winston Churchill's Dream House / David Cannadine -- Creative Houses. 9. The Quangle Wangle's Hat / Jenny Uglow -- 10. Benjamin Britten in Aldeburgh / Lucy Walker -- 11. 77 St. Mark's Place / Seamus Perry -- 12. Samuel Johnson's Houses / Rebecca Bullard -- House-Proud. 13. The Manor / Simon Armitage-- 14. At Home with the Disraelis / Daisy Hay -- 15. H.G. Wells at Uppark / Laura Marcus -- Unhoused. 16. The Fear of Houses / Alexander Masters.

17. When There Is No House to Visit / Elleke Boehmer -- 18. "A Place One Can Go Mad In" / Kate Kennedy -- 19. Safe Houses / Bernard O'Donoghue -- The Afterlives of Houses. 20. "When All Is Ruin Once Again" / Roy Foster -- 21. W.H. Auden in Austria / Sandra Mayer -- 22. John Soane and House Autobiography / Gillian Darley -- 23. Ainola: Music and Silence / Julian Barnes -- Acknowledgements -- List of Contributors -- Notes -- Index

A group of notable writers - including UK poet laureate Simon Armitage, Julian Barnes, Margaret MacMillan, and Jenny Uglow - celebrates our fascination with the houses of famous literary figures, artists, composers, and politicians of the past.

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