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Anthony Powell: A Life

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  • Anthony Powell: A Life 
    Title: Anthony Powell: A Life
    Format: HARDCOVER
    Publication date: 16/10/2017
    Price: $49.99
    Publishing status: Active

    Literary biographer Hilary Spurling’s previous subjects have included Ivy Compton-Burnett and Sonia Orwell, and now she turns her attention to Anthony Powell, author of the 12-volume, 25-year magnum opusA Dance to the Music of Time. Equally notorious for his literary achievements and his lacerating wit, Powell was a one-time literary editor of Punch and a well-entrenched member of the English literary and artistic establishments (Evelyn Waugh and George Orwell were friends, the Sitwells acquaintances). Spurling, who was a friend of both Powell and his wife Violet, portrays her subject as a clever, thoughtful and modest man who was an important chronicler of his time. Her admirable biography will serve to introduce his writing – particularly the roman à clef that was his major achievement – to a new generation.

    ISBN: 9780241143834
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