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Memoirs Of An Aesthete


Author : Harold Acton
language : en
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Release Date : 2008-12

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"'We citizens of the world are neither famous nor spectacular. But there is a slow fire burning within us, and it is time for our latent energies to swell forth anew. It is time for us to reassert ourselves. And it is our duty to remind our fellow creatures of what they are fast forgetting, that true culture is universal.'" In this classic memoir Harold Acton offers a witty and vivid account of the first thirty-five years of his life (1904-39): from a boyhood among the dilettanti in Florence before the First World War, through his friendships with some of the great writers of his generation in Oxford and Paris, to his discovery of a spiritual home in Peking. 'As if he were a latter-day Beckford or Horace Walpole, people will long study his books if only to catch an echo of his voice.' Alan Pryce-Jones, "Independent"

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Author : Harold Acton
language : en
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Release Date : 2008-12

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In this delightful sequel to Memoirs of an Aesthete Harold Acton continues where he left off in 1939. Packed with recollections of the famous personalities he knew such as the Sitwells, Norman Douglas, Bernard Berenson, Gertrude Stein and Evelyn Waugh, this book brilliantly evokes a society that now seems remote.

The Last Medici


Author : Harold Acton
language : en
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Release Date : 2009-02

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Presents an account of the last Medici, a despotic dynasty. This title demonstrates the hand of death overshadowing the great family in a series of unfortunate marriages - how one by one they vanished into the void. It focuses on the Princess Marguerite-Louise d'Orleans and her husband Cosimo III, most fatal of all the Medicean sovereigns.

Germs


Author : Richard Wollheim
language : en
Publisher: Random House
Release Date : 2005

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The son of affluent parents - a distant, dandified impresario father he revered; a beautiful, mindless 'Gaiety Girl' mother he came to regret loathing u Richard Wollheim grew up in the English suburbia of the 1920s and 1930s. GERMS is his account of those years. It is a book like no other; a remarkable exploration of childhood by one of the English-speaking world's most distinguished postwar thinkers.

Peonies And Ponies


Author : Harold Acton
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 1983

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Nice Guys Don T Work In Hollywood


Author : Curtis Harrington
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2013

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Nice Guys Don't Work in Hollywood is a fast-paced view of Harrington's journey through the kaleidoscope of the movie business, acting alternatively as personal memoir and cultural history from a veteran of thee entertainment business. In addition, Harrington was living as a gay man in Hollywood and the book gives a rare peek into the hidden world of what was then an elite subculture. Starting in 1940s avant-garde heyday, harrington made several deeply intuitive and evocative films. Against all odds, he then became a Hollywood insider.

Wars And Shadows


Author : David Fraser
language : en
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date : 2011-12-01

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This exceptional memoir by one of Britain's most distinguished living soldiers describes a life lived against the backdrop of the most significant military events of the last century. David Fraser was raised in a military family deep in the shadow of the First World War. He absconded from school to enlist at the earliest possible moment after the Second was declared. He was intimately involved afterwards in crises in Suez, Cyprus and Malaya, and eventually became Vice Chief of the General Staff. Wars and Shadows is one of the last notable memoirs of the great conflict in the middle of the last century. It evokes the lives and characters of many of those who fought - and, often, lost their lives - vividly and tenderly. Like the very best memoirs, as well as entertaining us, it also allows us to reflect on how we might have reacted in similar circumstances to those the author faced, and whether eventually we might be able to give an account even half so satisfying as this of our own lives and times.